Darrin Zammit Lupi

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Darrin Zammit Lupi (b 1968 - ) is an artist born in Malta.

Darrin Zammit Lupi

Zammit Lupi started his photography career with The Malta Independent in 1992, but decided to turn freelance shortly afterwards. After a year’s training with the National Council for the Training of Journalists in the UK, he undertook foreign assignments in Albania and war-torn former Yugoslavia. He joined Times of Malta in late 1996 where he remained until late 2016. He has been a Reuters contractor since 1997 and his work has been published in newspapers, magazines, books and online worldwide, and has featured in publications such as TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Paris Match, Der Spiegel and others. He has been invited to speak about his work and experiences regarding migration in Malta, the UK, Belgium, the USA and Australia.

In recent years, he covered the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, the refugee crisis during the war in Kosovo, issues related to the Millennium Development Goals (with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS) in various parts of Africa, the earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, the war in Libya, the Costa Concordia disaster and several other national and international assignments.

He holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts, London. Some of his works form part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Malta, as well as in private collections in different countries. [1]

No working day is like another, and by and large we're getting paid to practice our number one hobby. What could ever beat that? [2]

Darrin Zammit Lupi


  • 2017: Mediterranean Journalist Award in Photography by the Anna Lindh Foundation [4];
  • 2016: Overall Photographer of the Year awarded by The Societies for Photographers, in the UK [5];
  • 2016: Street Photographer of the Year awarded by The Societies for Photographers, in the UK [6];
  • 2014: Documentary Photographer of the Year awarded by The Societies for Photographers, in the UK [7];
  • 2013: Media Photographer of the Year awarded by The Societies for Photographers, in the UK [8];
  • 2008: Runner-up in the photo contest Waterways of Life, by OSCE [9];
  • 1993: BPC Award to Journalists for his Albanian work;
  • Won 7 times: Malta Journalism Awards for Press Photography;
  • Won 3 times: Sport Photography award three times;
  • Special award for Creativity in Photojournalism.


  • 2015: Off the Job is showcasing iPhone pictures he'd taken in between assignments or on vacation, where he refers: Being usually weighed down with a ton of camera equipment in the course of my daily work as a photojournalist, I tend to shy away from carrying my DSLR kit when taking pictures purely for pleasure. I’m more than happy to rely on my iPhone and a couple of Apps I have on it, namely Hipstamatic and Contrast. The pictures you see here were all shot that way, with no further post-processing (aside from what the Apps automatically provide). It’s very different in terms of aesthetic and approach to how I normally work, and it’s an ideal way to recharge my creative energies. [10];
  • 2014: Isle Landers is covering a decade’s work on irregular immigration and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean. Its accompanying Isle Landers' exihibition[11].

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