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The vision of the man

Roberto Dutesco has been revealing the beauty of nature and the human spirit through his photography for more than three decades. He first learned of Sable Island and its wild horses in 1994 and made his first trip to the island that same year. A perilous journey by small plane from Halifax and a beach landing brought him to this remarkable place. Over time, and with patience and respect for these living creatures who, in the absence of natural predators, exhibit no fear of humans, he learned the ways of the horses and fell in love with the island in the process.

As Dutesco discovered the island for himself over the course of several visits, he captured the beauty and isolation of the wild horses and their austere habitat through still photography and 16-mm film. His incredible journey is presented in a full-length documentary entitled Chasing Wild Horses, which has aired many times on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and other media outlets in the U.S. and Europe.

In 2008, the Canadian government identified Sable Island as a protected national treasure under the Canada Shipping Act, Bill #227, as a result of Dutesco’s efforts. He says, “This legislation underscores the point that, if natural locations like this are to endure, they must be left alone. I have spent the last eighteen years dedicated to that belief and will continue to work for their preservation for the future.”

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The Wild Horses of Sable Island Gallery

64 Grand St. New York, NY 10013
The Wild Horses of Sable Island Gallery is one of the longest running photography exhibitions in New York City ...

Samuel Owen Gallery

The Wild Horses of Sable Island installation: photograph installation and exhibition at the Samuel Owen Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Museum at Prairiefire, American Museum & Natural History Exhibition

The Wild Horses of Sable Island installation: photograph installation and exhibition for the Museum at Prairiefire, American Museum & Natural History Exhibition, Overland Park, Kansas.

The Wild Horses of Sable Island Book - teNeues Publication

The long-awaited worldwide edition of The Wild Horses of Sable Island, presenting 20 years of iconic photography, is exclusively available through the gallery. Individually signed and uniquely inscribed by Roberto Dutesco.

Limited Edition Book

Available for purchase. After sixteen years documenting the Wild Horses of Sable Island, Dutesco Art Publishing is proud to present this stunning collection of extraordinary photographs, some never before seen in print. ...

Sable Island

A fragile sliver of sand more than one hundred miles off the coast of Nova Scotia is sending the world a message. This tiny, windswept island sits at the center of what is known as “the Graveyard of the Atlantic,” ....

Roberto Dutesco

Roberto Dutesco has been revealing the beauty of nature and the human spirit through his photography for more than three decades. He first learned of Sable Island and its wild horses in 1994 and made his first trip to the island ...

Unique, Annotated Photographs

Any of Dutesco's photographs can either be simply signed or annotated by the artist creating a unique piece. Common themes in Dutesco's annotations include: Sable Island journal entries, astrology, nautical inspired drawings, maps and geographical information.

Year of the Horse - Limited Edition

Coinciding with 20 years of photographic documentation on Sable Island, we bring you eight of Roberto's favorite images in a limited series of pigment prints on Baryta paper. Individually signed, dated and numbered uniquely, marked with 8 stamps plus one, indicating the Chinese character for Ma-Horse.
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Jiva Hill Exhibition in Le Hangar

Crozet, France 11/13/12 - 11/13/15

Equestrio Magazine

Interview in Equestrio Magazine - Spring 2014

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Halifax, Nova Scotia 6/6/14 - 10/13/14
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All Dutesco’s photography comes from the old ways of camera, negative, development and printing techniques. New technologies, such as chromogenic printing, are incorporated in his work, however the original is always a negative that has been scanned to accommodate special printing techniques, such as metallic prints, platinum prints or oversize prints not available in silver gelatin printing.