Malta International Photo Award Autumn 2018
The First Edition of the Malta International Photo Awards received submissions from all over the world across the five categories of Abstract, Cities, Nature, People and Storytelling.
Batteries are catalysts of massive industrial and social change in our time. With the recent boom of battery driven cars, phones and robots, the market for its core component lithium has soared and created a modern-day gold rush with geo-strategic consequences.
Delta Hill Ryders
Just after the Civil War, one in four cowboys were African American. Yet, this population is drastically underrepresented in most accounts. This ongoing project in the Mississippi Delta resists both historical and contemporary stereotypes.
Taekwondo North Korea Style
Pyongyang, North Korea. The modern incarnation of the Korean martial art Taekwondo (“way of kick and fist”) was created in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi, born in what is now North Korea, remains extremely popular in this country.
Since 2017 more than 800,000 people escaped persecution to the safety of Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh. Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, have been subjected to forced labour and routine violence through a law enacted by its military government.
As Hard as a Rock
Rawanga, home to more than 15000 internally displaced persons, is one of the 25 camps around Dohuk, a northern governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan. Husna, a 17 year-old Yezidi girl and her family have been living there since 2014, when they abandoned their home fleeing from ISIS aggression. Through active participation in ‘Boxing Sisters’ program, she has discovered her talent for this sport.
In the Middle of Black Christianity
This work researches and documents the only native religion in all of central Africa: the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It symbolises the identity of a country that has always been subject to political and economic conquests.
Cruise Night is an intimate investigation of the female gaze, cultural politics and masculinity in Los Angeles’ lowrider car culture. These photographs offer a glimpse at the beauty, grace and complexities of the car as a mobile canvas.
It Is What It Is - Family Photo
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jordan Gale presents a narrative of youth and decrepitude, addiction and recovery, all coexisting in a small part of the Midwest region, and highlighting
the frustration, sorrow, and longing of multigenerational stagnation in America’s Heartland.
An intentional community near the town of Grosseto in Tuscany, Italy. Founded in 1948 in the former concentration camp of Fossoli di Carpi by don Zeno Saltini, It is a small population based on the Gospel with one purpose: to give orphaned children parents.
I'm Not My Body
A photo documentary of Claire Coché: Euthanasia, contrary to suicide, is not triggered by a severe depressive state, but by a conscious decision and a deep human journey where the dichotomy of right and wrong must make way for compassion and hope.
Settlement at the Edge of Water
This ongoing project records aerial images of human settlement patterns at the edge of water. Humans have a fascination or a compelling need to live at the interface of land a water in its different form, but most are threatened by rising seas resulting from climate change.
Blood Red Luxury
Illegal mines of a semiprecious stone where men, women, and children dig huge holes in the hope of finding the desired stones that will pay for their livelihood.
Black Gold Life
In the fast growing country of China, miners have slowly been forgotten. The author recorded this almost defunct traditional industry, the workers’ life spirit, and the warm moments in between, so as to give future people perspective.
Oktoberness is that confusing and messy state of mind manifesting itself during the period of the Oktoberfest striking all the people attending this worldwide renowned beer-fest.
Buenaventura, Ordinary Violence
Officially, Colombia has been at peace since an agreement in 2016. Buenaventura is Colombia’s main harbour, and is also known as the 6th continent as everything that happens here is different from the rest of the country.