SUN, APRIL 11, 11:00AM PST
Presentation of the photo exhibition by Stefano Benazzo
Silent Witness: Photographs of Shipwrecks is a feature exhibition on view at the Vancouver Maritime Museum from March 11 until July 18, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy. The exhibition features 60 stunning photos of shipwrecks by Italian photographer Stefano Benazzo. On Sunday, April 11, viewers will have the opportunity to virtually meet the artist behind these spectacular shots, in an online event organized by the Museum, during which Benazzo will talk about the month he spent sailing in the southern Atlantic Ocean in the Falkland/South Georgia area and will share stories about searching for wrecks on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. Since 1969, Stefano Benazzo has travelled the world to photograph stranded shipwrecks and has shot more than 450 wrecks in dozens of countries. His mission is not to create an encyclopedia of shipwrecks—there are thousands all over the world—but instead to introduce audiences to the tragedies, the sufferings and the dramatic lives of the sailors who worked aboard these vessels.
Stefano Benazzo is a man of many talents and passions. He has a degree in political science, has worked in the news industry and enjoyed a successful career as a diplomat. He served at the Embassies of Italy in Germany, the US, Russia, Belarus, and Bulgaria. As an artist he has had 40 personal exhibitions and has participated in 30 collective exhibitions. He has published three books and six catalogues of his work. He also builds and collects model boats, ships, cars and motorcycles.
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