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This beautiful collection showcases haunting photos of Valletta from 1982 to 2011
And you have till the end of the week to check them out in person!

Jillian Mallia

Vanishing Valletta is a photographic collection featuring shots of Malta’s capital taken between 1982 and 2011. The brains behind it belong to photographer and exhibiting artist, David Pisani.

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David Pisani / Facebook

David reveals the story behind his photographic journey. “The exhibition is the culmination of 29 years of documenting Valletta and the Grand Harbour. I started at the age of 17 in 1982, the same year I left school to pursue a reckless career as an artist and photographer – something virtually unheard of at the time!” he jokes.

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David Pisani / Facebook

David goes on to explain that he spent a lot of time in Valletta, mostly in the “less reputable areas of lower Valletta and Strait Street,” as he calls them. “What I photographed is a small part of Valletta’s history when it wasn’t all done up and clean. There were serious social and infrastructural problems and many people avoided the areas, but there was a lingering beauty that I was fascinated by.”

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David Pisani / Facebook

The fantastic documentation of Valletta consists of 192 images selected from thousands of negatives. All the photos are fine art silver gelatin and hand printed. 

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David Pisani / Facebook

The photos are currently being showcased at Spazju Kreattiv within St James Cavalier, Valletta, and will be there until 27th January. Be sure to visit this breath-taking exhibition while you have the chance!

23rd January 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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