“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
In March 2007 Kurdish refugees reached Italy on the Turkish fishing vessel Kaptàn Balikcilik 1. A sea storm made them strand on the beach of Capo Bruzzano in Calabria, southern Italy. I believe they were all rescued by the Coast Guard. At least I hope so.
I took the picture the day after the shipwreck. It’s been 10 years since then. I re-edited the photo and a sepia look seemed perfect.