A photographic exhibition that captures the unique individuality, improvisation, energy and vibe that the Malta Jazz Festival is synonymous with.
Malta-born photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi has been covering the Malta Jazz Festival since 1991, producing a voluminous archive of jazz moments frozen in time. He is one of four photographers whose work is extensively featured in the book ‘Portraits in Jazz’, which was published in 2010 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Malta Jazz Festival. “In all these years, I’ve only missed a couple of nights from the Malta Jazz Festival so you can imagine how many artists I have photographed”, tells us Zammit Lupi.
The exhibition consists of photos from the festival’s inception to date; a photographic journey that features the myriad of Jazz legends that the festival has hosted throughout the years. “I’ve tried to include pictures from across the whole time span - some are there because of the legends captured, others are there because I particularly like the photos themselves.
At the end of the day, it remains a very personal choice, but I hope they all capture the unique individuality, improvisation, energy, and vibe that the Malta Jazz Festival has become synonymous with.
The Exhibition will be launched on Monday 15th July at 20:00 at The Phoenicia and will be open for the public throughout the Malta Jazz Festival.