Photo Exhibit Commemorates 100 Years Since Titanic Disaster
Starring the Gallery in Northville hosts Titanic-themed exhibit from Plymouth photographer.
Plymouth photographer Philip Dattilo will bring a photo exhibit of Titanic proportions to Starring the Gallery in Plymouth.
The gallery will host "Titanic: A Century to Remember," an exhibit of Dattilo's photos, beginning with an artist's reception from 6-9 p.m. on April 6 during Northville's First Friday Experience event.
According to a news release from the gallery, the exhibit puts present-day photographs depicting scenes related to Titanic's history and short lifespan in its viewfinder.
Dattilo has worked as a professional photographer for more than 30 years, the news release said. His photographs are on permanent display at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. His work also has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week and U.S. News and World Report.
Dattilo became fascinated with the Titanic when a fourth-grade classroom lesson evolved into a lifetime of interest and research, the news release said. Dattilo’s photographs reflect his travels to sites and monuments associated with the ocean liner. The display also includes historic photographs of the ship.
Dattilo also is a longtime member of the Titanic Historical Society, the news release said.
Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner at the time of its sailing in April, 1912. Five days out of Southampton, England, the ship hit an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic, taking with it 1,523 lives.
“I’m excited to have Philip Dattilo again this year, as our First Friday artist,” said Mary Starring, owner of Starring the Gallery, in the news release. “This exhibit is near and dear to Philip and it’s exciting to listen to him talk about the Titanic and all its history.”