Over the last years, press photography in Malta has come a very long way. Today, notwithstanding the limitations, Maltese press photographers enhance the media. Their images not only are worth a thousand words, but also hold their own internationally.
This was stated by Mr Bryan A. Gera, Chairman of The Farsons Foundation which, for the 12th year in succession, is sponsoring the Malta Journalism Awards’ Press Photography category.
“The Foundation notes the constant progress of Maltese press photography as, year on year, press photographers endeavour to set a higher benchmark,” he said.
“Capturing and presenting news images in an informative, imaginative and visually stimulating way not only updates the public but increases the credibility of the media as a reflection of society,” said Malcolm J. Naudi, Chairman of The Institute of Maltese Journalists.
“Through their respective submissions in this category, Maltese press photographers are showing how, in an impactful manner, they are mastering the capability to capture strong journalistic contents that reflect the news events, personalities and social issues.” The Malta Journalism Awards comprise 16 categories in print, broadcasting, electronic and general. The awards ceremony will be held at The Palace Hotel, Sliema, next month.