Christmas Eve in Caravans


Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 was the first year in which the caravan community in Bahar Ic-Caghaq, a coastal town to the East of Malta, was allowed to keep their mobile homes up beyond Summer. 

The area is cut off from residential areas, amidst fresh air and open spaces.

Due to this novelty, the community made it a point to dress the area, often shrouded in controversy due to use of public land, in festive decorations, turning it into some what of a makeshift Christmas town.

Measures in place by authorities disallowed large gatherings, causing each family to gather within their own few square meters of temporary home by the sea to celebrate Christmas.

This environment and dynamic was unique, visually novel, and, due to the virus, visibly playing between the idea of community and segregation.

Together with photographer Lisa Attard, I went to document life in the town on Christmas eve.

The photographs are a combination by both of us.

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