Isle Landers

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Isle Landers, by Darrin Zammit Lupi

Isle Landers is a large print by photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi. It measures 154cm x 102cm. This work was donated to Fondazzjoni Kreattività in 2014 and is now part of the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Art Collection.

This print is part of a photographic art project ten years in the making by photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi of Times of Malta and Reuters, documenting the lives of asylum seekers and migrants through and after their journey across the Mediterranean Sea.


Since 2002, more than 19,000 individuals have reached Malta by crossing the Mediterranean on rickety vessels. Several hundred thousand people have arrived in Italy during the same period. Many others were much less fortunate. During the last decade, thousands of men, women and children have lost their lives as their rickety vessels succumbed to the sea. To date, in 2014 alone, more than 3,000 people have perished in the Mediterranean, victims of a cynical smuggling and trafficking industry that continues to exploit desperate people on the move.

Together with its accompanying book, the exhibition covers everything from rescues at sea, life in detention camps, right through to refugees being permanently resettled in the U.S. and continental Europe.

The project is supported by the Malta Arts Fund, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Avantech – Canon, Ernst & Young Malta Limited, M.Demajo Group, Frank Salt, APS Bank and Photo INK. [1]


Isle Landers has been displayed in the following exhibitions:

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