I am a Maltese photographer and journalist whose work focuses on human rights issues in Malta as well as global stories on the effects of social media and constant connection.
After having graduated in BA Communications (Hons) from the University of Malta in 2012, I went on to pursue an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication in 2014.
My work has been published in The Washington Post, BBC, National Geographic, Die Zeit, Bloomberg Businessweek, 6Mois, New Republic, Politico Europe, The New York Times, The Guardian, Libération, Der Spiegel, Forbes, CNN, and Trouw, among others.
I have also worked together with a number of organisations to tell stories, including Open Society Foundation, World Health Organisation, Amnesty International, The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Transgender Europe and UNHCR.
I am a contributor to Getty Images and a member of the platform Women Photograph.
Follow me on Instagram at @joanna_demarco
Available for assignments.
Exhibitions & Launches
October 2019 - Artpil 30 Under 30 Group Exhibition - Galerie Claude Samuel
July 2019 - The Spaces That Connect Us solo exhibition - Valletta Contemporary, 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
February 2021 - Awarded the National Geographic COVID19 Emergency Fund
November 2019 - Participated in the Noor/Nikon Barcelona Masterclass 2019
January 2019 - Selected in Artpil's 30 Under 30 International Women Photographers 2019
December 2018 - Became a member of Women Photograph
October 2018 - Awarded the Malta Arts Research Fund for my project 2.4 GHz
November 2017 - Selected for with Women Photograph mentorship 2017 -2018
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.