Scoprendo Malta

  • Massimo Picchieri
  • 2011
  • Inv. No. 321.16.10
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio

Through a glimpse of the sea, Massimo Picchieri leads us to take part in his journey of discovery of Malta, an island rich with historical and cultural sites thanks to its position which worked as crossroad of ancient cultures over the centuries. The ancient capital Mdina, known as the “silent city”, along with the current capital, Valletta, is one of the areas with most attractions. To these, one should add the bay, one of the finest natural harbors in the entire of Europe, and the close islands of Gozo and Comino. 
Massimo Picchieri was born in the province of Milan and, after finishing his studies, in 2005 he took up photography. He reckons that the people he met over the course of years and the places he visited – with all their peculiarities and cultural differences – had a big part in his decision to explore this form of art. These realities gave him the desire of stopping time and space – thus, as hot becomes frozen reality. This way, both the photographer and the viewer can feel emotionally challenged by that one instant that would have otherwise gone lost. As he’s a keen traveller, Picchieri took up documentary photography from the very beginning, inspired by his firm belief in the communicative potential of any confrontation with different realities. The attention the photographer pays to the light contributes to arouse emotions in the viewer.