About 


Joanna is a Maltese photographer and writer who is interested in exploring social issues within her home country. Besides that, she is drawn to investigating the effects of new technologies on individuals and society at large. 

After having graduated in BA Communications (Hons) from the University of Malta in 2012, she went on to pursue an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication in 2014.

She has published her photographs in a variety of publications and for a number of organisations including Die Zeit, BBC, Der Spiegel, AFP, The Times of Malta, TROUW, The Malta Independent, Political Critique, Open Society Foundations, Transgender Europe and UNHCR, amongst others. 

Joanna is a member of the platform Women Photograph.

Follow her on Instagram at @_joannademarco.


Available for commissions. 
Contact: mail@joannademarco.com


Exhibitions & Launches

July 2019 - The Spaces That Connect Us exhibition - Valletta Contemporary, Malta

March 2019 - Valletta in 2018 book launch - Valletta, Malta

August 2018 - Another Europe - Kings Cross, London 

November 2015 - 'Willa' screening - Transgender Europe, Berlin

November 2015 - Sea Change - Bellevue Gallery, Basel, Switzerland 

March 2015 - Sea Change - Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Berlin 

January 2015 - Sea Change Launch-  Literaturhuset -Oslo, Norway

January 2015 - Consider This - London College of Communications, London


Notable mentions 

January 2019 - Selected in Artpil 30 Under 30 International Women Photographers 

December 2018 - Became a member of Women Photograph 

October 2018 - Awarded the Malta Arts Research Fund for 'The Spaces That Connect Us' 

November 2017  - Selected for a mentorship with Women Photograph 

September 2016 - Selected for Canon and Magnum First Impressions Portfolio Review - Visa pour l'image

January 2016 -  Project Sea Change shortlisted for Publication of the Year by the Norwegian Association of Publishing Houses 

April 2015 -  Internship at 'Wider Image' desk with Thomson Reuters, London. 

2014 - 2015  - MA. Photojournalism and Documentary Photography London College of Communications 

2008 - 2012 - BA. Media studies University of Malta

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