Hearts of Alexandria
Hearts of Alexandria is a personal exploration of the photographer’s Maltese family, looking at the imagery from as far as three generations back. The project relies on these fragments from the past, the photographs follow this fragmentation as though what is being portrayed photographically is cut off from its surroundings, and in turn has formed its relevance. The family fled from Egypt after the aftermath of the Suez Crisis in 1956. All that is left is the images they managed to bring back and the words of the fragmented stories on the backs. It is an attempt at deconstructing the family’s narrative by creating a relationship with contemporary image-making, which demonstrates all the similarities between the two and creates a continuation of the past.