Paolo della Corte was born in Venice, the city where he actually lives, although he often travels for work. After a degree in Art History at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, he was soon attracted by professional photography, specializing in portraits and cultural reportage, up to become a professor of Digital Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.His studies lead him to tell through photos the stories of great artists. In fact, during the various Biennales of Visual Arts, he had the opportunity to meet first in Venice and then in their studios some of the major international personalities such as Louise Bourgeois, Jim Dine, Jannis Kounellis, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, George Segal, and the Italians Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Fabrizio Plessi, Emilio Vedova and Giuliano Vangi. Among the photographs of writers, Paolo is most fond of are: Doris Lessing, Günther Grass, Luis Sepulveda, Fulvio Tomizza, and Claudio Magris. More than five hundred artists and writers of undisputed fame appear in his archives.A crucial encounter for his work was with Stefano Bonilli, founder and director of the gastronomic magazine "Gambero Rosso", who opened an editorial office in New York at the end of the 90s. Due to the focus of the American market on Italian cuisine, he suggested to Paolo to portray chefs as if they were stars or personalities of the cultural world, extrapolating them from the usual cliché of the chef who fries in the kitchen. Some of the main Italian and international magazines - "Specchio" of "La Stampa", "Venerdì" of "La Repubblica", "Sette" of "Corriere della Sera", Paris Match, Le Monde, Next, Official Voyage, Gault Millau, Hachette, Omnivore, Paris Match, Liberation, Die Zeit, Feed, Sobremesa, The Guardian - as well as weekly magazines such as "L'Espresso" and "Panorama", have published his portraits of social reality.In recent years, returned more stable in the lagoon, he is dedicated to more personal projects seeking to tell the city especially through the Venetians who live and resist high tides, overtourism and large ships.His work “(R)exist in Venice” (2019), portrays some Venetians as motionless in the city among a swarm of tourists in motion, the latter photographed for very long times, thus giving the idea of a wall or a wave that overwhelms the subjects living in a city now alienating, difficult to live. A further example is "Venice 2050 AD ... and the great high tide came" showing how the city could be in about thirty years. According to the latest studies, there is a high probability that it could be frequently submerged by exceptional tides. For this reason, Paolo portrayed 20 Venetians immersed in a large aquarium of the Hotel Aquarius, in Campo San Giacomo, to turn them into amphibious men swimming and living the "calli", adapting to the new environment by resisting and not abandoning the city.