Vanishing Valletta – David Pisani
In 1982 photographer David Pisani embarked on a personal project to document the city of Valletta and the surrounding harbour area. What started as a photo essay of the derilect buildings in the city would evolve into an epic documentation of Valletta spanning 29 years.
Vanishing Valletta is an exhaustive photographic essay on the port city of Valletta and the surrounding Grand harbour area at a time when the city had fallen into relative disuse and abandonment.
The collection of around 300 images selected from thousands of negatives spans a 29 year period and was first exhibited in the Biennale of Photography in Paris (Mois de la Photo) in 1996 under the title La Valette et le Grand Port – Portrait d’une Capitale Maritime.
In June 2000 thirty original prints from this series were entered in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
• Touring Members: 1
• Number of Works: 50 – 200 photographs
• Genre: Photography
• Minimum Exhibition Size: 200-300 sq m