WIĊĊNA (translated from Maltese: OUR FACE) is a book of 228 photographic portraits of individuals from different backgrounds, generations and ethnicities, who currently reside in Malta, accompanied by a short caption taken from the individual’s answer to the often complicated question “Where are you from?”

The book feature aesthetical, anthropological and literary essays on aspects of physiognomy, identity and photography, each written in a different language that has influenced Malta throughout its history: Arabic (Walid Nabhan), English (Alexandra Pace), French (Philippe Parizot), Italian (Virginia Monteforte), Maltese (Leanne Ellul), and Spanish (Antoine Cassar).

Portraits reproduced in a book are silver geatin lith prints photographed and hand-printed by Zvezdan Reljic.

 

This project is supported by #artscouncilmalta – Malta Arts fund