I am a Maltese photographer and journalist with an interest in migration, dis/misinformation, technology, and corruption.

After having graduated in BA Communications and English 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.
Contact: mail@joannademarco.com


March 2023 - Like Flour - Moviment Graffitti premises, Valletta, Malta

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

Notable mentions

July 2023 - Shortlisted, Helsinki Photo Festival

December 2022 - Awarded the Journalismfund.eu Environmental Investigation fund.

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.

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