Vento e Vele - Photographs by Carlo Borlenghi

From 20th September to 17th October, Portopiccolo Art Gallery presents one of the rare solo exhibitions of Carlo Borlenghi, the Sea Photographer. A must-see journey through images.

A photographic exhibition, included in the calendar of the Barcolana 53rd edition, dedicated to the encounter between sea, sailing and man. Spectacular photographs that crystallize sea challenges and the stories of their protagonists. 23 shots depicting the most iconic regattas, which have become a symbol of yachting history: from Barcolana in Trieste, of which Carlo Borlenghi has been the official photographer since 2002, towards the Giraglia regatta in Tyrrhenian Sea, the Fastnet of English and Irish waters and the Sydeny-Hobart.

An exhibition to celebrate Luna Rossa and the victory of the Prada Cup as well: the professional history of Carlo Borlenghi, in fact, is closely linked to the Italian challenges in the America’s Cup starting from the days of Azzurra, up to to 2021, when Borlenghi was the official photographer of the 36th edition of the event.


From 20 September to 17 October 2021
Tuesday-Saturday 9.30-12.30 / 16.30-19.30; Sunday 9.30-16.30
Closed on Mondays

Saturday 16 October Open Day from 10.00 to 19.00
Sunday 17 October Finissage from 10.00 to 14.00


Carlo Borlenghi

Carlo Borlenghi

Born in Bellano, on Lake Como, he began his career as a photographer in 1956. Since then he has traveled the world following the most important international nautical events, collecting an archive of over ten million shots, which have become part of the common heritage in sports photography.

“Sailing photography” commented Carlo Borlenghi “has been my life and my work for more than forty years, to the point that I myself find it hard to discern the two. The trick is not to do it … and so I continue to live my work and my life in an almost infinite series of images of sails, wakes, splashes, boats and regattas “.