And now for my next trick… Photographer Jacob Sammut and I have been working on this project for almost a year now. Our ideas have evolved over time, and so has the city we’re focusing on – Birgu.
Birgu, or Cittá Vittoriosa is one of the oldest city on the Island, and it played an important role in the Siege of Malta in 1565. 2,633 people inhabit the 0.5 km2 city located on the south side of the Grand Harbour. Birgu was once a main city and has a long history of military and maritime activities. *source malta.com
The aim of this project is to preserve a vision and feel of how Birgu is right now, with sets of street photography and a poem to encompass this feeling. Have a look at more information here and get the chance to obtain perks in our indiegogo campaign!
The exhibition will be launched on Monday 20th Jul…y in the foyer at Auberge de France in Hilda Tabone Street Birgu and may be viewed thereafter during the Birgu local council’s opening hours until the 3rd of August 2015. The local council’s opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 8am – 12:30pm, 1:15pm-4:45pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm. (Telephone numbers 21662166 / 21807008 / 79662166)
Sometimes despite the chaos
There is a silence in you
That begs attention
A ghost ship, sailing in place
Holder of history
The exhibition is being brought to you in collaboration with the Birgu Local Council and Ede Books.
My book Pomegranate Heart <3