Special photo installation, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic foyer
April 3 – July 2, 2012
"One of the identified victims was seventeen year old Ernest Price, who worked as a barman on Titanic. Ernest Price, a Londoner, was probably an ordinary young man who I have chosen to represent those ordinary people (mainly crew) who perished on and in the waters of the North Atlantic."– Andrew Danson Danushevsky, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador.
2012 marks a hundred years since the sinking of the Titanic, which slipped beneath the surface of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. 1,517 passengers shared death in the disaster. Survivors, many in their bed-clothing were set adrift in lifeboats with no lights, food or water. The passengers and crew who perished ultimately paid an earnest price to be on the ship's maiden voyage to New York. There were 337 bodies recovered among the icebergs where the Titanic sank. 128 badly damaged or deteriorated bodies were buried at sea while 209 bodies were returned to Halifax. 59 of these were shipped to further destinations for burial.
The largest number of Titanic victims, 150, is buried in three Halifax cemeteries: 19 in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, 10 in the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, and 121 in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. 44 victims remain unidentified.
This photo installation of the 150 gravestones is produced by photographer, educator and curator Andrew Danson Danushevsky. His work has appeared in 65 exhibitions in Canada and has organized photographic exhibitions abroad in Cuba, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Opening Reception and Talk – April 3, 2012
Join photographer Andrew Danson Danushevsky for the opening of his compelling new exhibit, displaying the series of 150 powerful images of the gravestones of those buried in Halifax, whose maiden voyage on the greatest ship of her era ended in three Halifax cemeteries.
All are welcome to join us for this special opening reception at 6:30 pm followed by a talk from Mr. Danushevsky at 7:30 pm.