WICCNA / Our Faces - an exhibition currently running at Valletta’s BLITZ contemporary gallery and creative space - is an incredible photographic project that shines a spotlight on Malta’s inspiring diversity.
Shot by Yugo-Maltese photographer Zvezdan Reljić, WICCNA is at once an intimate and collective compendium of lith-printed photographic portraits; a quiet celebration of the immeasurable variety of faces that inhabit or pass through the the Maltese Islands.
The project includes an accompanying book of over 200 portraits alongside aesthetic, anthropological and literary essays on aspects of physiognomy, identity and photography, each written in languages that have influenced Malta throughout its history – Arabic (Walid Nabhan), English (Alexandra Pace), French (Philippe Parizot), Italian (Virginia Monteforte), Maltese (Leanne Ellul), and Spanish (Antoine Cassar). WIĊĊNA features portraits of individuals from different backgrounds, generations and ethnicities, accompanied by a caption taken from the individual’s answer to the often complicated question “Where are you from?”
Running until 13 December 2018. BLITZ, 68 St Lucia Street, Valletta.