57th Malta Photographic Society Exhibition To Open at the Malta Society of Art

57th Malta Photographic Society Exhibition To Open at the Malta Society of Art

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Photo: Stephen Buhagiar

The 57th National Competition and Exhibition of Photography opens on Friday 2 December at Palazzo de La Salle

This yearly event, the only one of its kind on the islands, attracts a large number of local photographers who submit their best works to compete for the honours awarded by the Malta Photographic Society. As part of the competition, which was concluded in October, the works with the highest artistic qualities were chosen to be displayed at the MSA.

Through this event, the Malta Photographic Society offers the opportunity to its members and others who practice this form of art to have their works exhibited, an opportunity not always available to many individual photographers. The Society places great importance on offering exhibition spaces to photographers, putting them on par with artists in other art forms, giving photography the prominence it deserves. On its part, the local photographers’ community is highly appreciative of the Photographic Society’s efforts, and the increased engagement is also reflected in the rising number of participants in the competition.

This year, 74 photographers submitted around 700 photos for the competition. From these, the jury chose more than 100 works that will be exhibited as printed and framed photographs, as well as over 110 digital photos to be displayed on a monitor. The jury was made up of eight experts in the field of photography, who had the arduous task of picking the winners in each category and choosing the photos that will form part of the exhibition at Palazzo de La Salle.

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The competition honoured photographs in the four categories of Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints, Colour Projected Images and Monochrome Projected Images. Each of these categories was awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Honourable mentions were given for quality works that did not make the top three places. Special awards were also given for the Best Portrait, Best Landscape, Best Still Life, Best Nature, Best Architecture, Best Creative and Best Street Photography works.

The stunning winning images highlight the selected photographers’ eye for details, their creativity, originality and technique. 

The 57th National Competition & Exhibition of Photography 2022 organised by the Malta Photographic Society will be open from Friday 2 December to Thursday 22 December 2022 from Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturdays 9am to 1pm, and closed and Sundays and Public Holidays. Entrance is free. Anyone who would like a guide should contact the MPS on info@mpsmalta.com. For more details about the exhibition please visit the website.