The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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Renowned photographer Lorenzo Agius delivers retrospective public lecture

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 22:22 Last update: about 17 days ago

Renowned photographer Lorenzo Agius returned to his roots to deliver a retrospective public talk at the University of Malta. The event, which took place on Wednesday 21 March 2024 and organised by Dr Charlene Vella from the Department of Art and Art History, drew photography enthusiasts, art aficionados, students and the general public, offering an exclusive insight into Agius' illustrious career spanning decades.


Agius, celebrated for his evocative portraiture and iconic celebrity captures, captivated the audience with anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and invaluable lessons gleaned from his vast experience in the world of photography. From his early beginnings to his global acclaim, Agius took attendees on a journey through his evolution as an artist, showcasing the diversity of his portfolio and the depth of his creative vision.

The lecture served as a tribute to Agius' contribution to the art of photography, highlighting his ability to immortalise moments, evoke emotions, and capture the essence of his subjects with unparalleled finesse. Through a curated selection of his most iconic works, Agius demonstrated his mastery of light, composition, and storytelling, reaffirming his status as a true luminary in the field.

Attendees were treated to a rare glimpse into the creative process of one of the industry's most revered talents, gaining invaluable insights into the art of photography and the dedication required to achieve excellence. Agius' infectious passion for his art resonated throughout the lecture hall, inspiring aspiring photographers and seasoned professionals alike to push the boundaries of their creativity and pursue their artistic dreams with unwavering determination.

Reflecting on the significance of the event, Lorenzo Agius expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to reconnect with his Maltese roots and share his journey with a receptive audience. He remarked, "Returning to Malta to deliver this retrospective lecture has been a truly humbling experience. It's incredibly rewarding to revisit my body of work and share the stories behind the images that have defined my career. I hope to inspire others to pursue their passion for photography and embrace the endless possibilities of visual storytelling."

The public lecture by Lorenzo Agius stands as a testament to the enduring power of art to transcend boundaries, ignite imaginations, and unite communities. Agius' contribution serves as a shining example of excellence and innovation among Maltese artists.


About Lorenzo Agius:

Lorenzo Agius was born in the UK to Maltese parents. He is an internationally acclaimed photographer known for his iconic portraits of celebrities. With a career spanning over three decades, Agius has established himself as one of the foremost photographers of his generation, garnering praise for his distinct style and evocative imagery. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and has graced the pages of leading publications, cementing his status as a true visionary in the world of photography. Lorenzo Agius will be holding his first exhibition in Malta - a retrospective exhibition that will be curated by Dr Charlene Vella - that will be held in the last quarter of 2025.

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