Darrin Zammit Lupi

Darrin Zammit Lupi was born in Malta in 1968. He joined the Times of Malta in late 1996, where he remained until late 2016. He has been a Reuters contractor since 1997. A regular award winner at the Malta Journalism Awards, he was also named Overall Photographer of the Year for 2016 by The Societies in UK.

Since 1998, he has been documenting the migration story in the central Mediterranean, publishing “Isle Landers” (2014), a book of his work on irregular immigration and asylum seekers. The works have been shown at various venues around the world, including the Visa Pour l’Image Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France, and the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in Australia.

His work for Reuters has been published in newspapers, magazines, books and online worldwide, featuring in publications such as TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Paris Match, Geo, Der Spiegel and others. He holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts, London.

He has been invited to speak about his work and experiences regarding migration in Malta, the UK, Belgium, Australia and the US.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Darrin Zammit Lupi


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Despite traveling widely, it is in his own backyard that photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has done what he believes is his most important work, documenting the plight and tragedy of the boat people trying to reach European shores from Africa.

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