Joanna Demarco

I am a photographer and writer from Malta, who, with a background in literature, journalism and photography, is interested in telling stories through visuals and words. I enjoy working on to stories about all kinds of social issues in Malta, a place where there are not many visual storytellers. I am also greatly intrigued in exploring subjects related to mankind’s relationship with technology globally, specifically communicative technology.

After having graduated in Ba.Communications with English (Hons) from the University of Malta in 2012, I went on to pursue an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication in 2014. Following this inspirational year, I participated in a European photography project Sea Change, together with another 12 photographers from Europe. I also formed part of a female photography collective The Milk Collective.

Since then, I have completed work for publications and organizations including Die Zeit, AFP, The Times of Malta, The Malta Independent, Open Society Foundations, Transgender Europe and UNHCR, among others. Throughout 2018 I was mentored by Women Photograph under the guidance of Kate Bubacz and Endia Beal.

Earlier this year I was awarded funding from the Malta Arts Fund to continue my ongoing ‘case-study-like’ photography project about a town in West Virginia where communicative technologies are limited due to the presence of a space observatory.