Maltese Photographer's 'Strada Stretta Dolls' Shot Makes It To International Photography Awards

Vince Piscopo just helped put our tiny island on the map in the most awesomely adorable way

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We all love snapping an artsy photo or two, especially now that everyone has a great camera at their fingertips. But let's face it; some of us are just that much better than everyone. And that's exactly what one Maltese photographer proved this week.

Local Photographer Vince Piscopo secured a win at the International Photography Awards. The IPA is an annual competition for both professional and amateur photographers around the world. This competition is a sister effort of the non-profit charitable organisation the Lucie Foundation, with its aim being to honour master photographers and discover new talent.

Piscopo put Malta among the winning countries with his entry in the Professional Category People/Other. He also earned a nomination to compete for the Lucie Statue with his participating photo Strada Stretta Dolls.

The shot shows life in the infamous Valletta, street, telling the story of two old barmaids recalling old memories of the place.

The winners of the main categories will be competing for the IPA top award of International Photographer of the Year, while the finalists will be invited to attend the Lucie Awards, where the grand winner will be awarded the Lucie statue and a cash prize of $10,000.


Vince has been practising photography for the past 15 years, he has been an active member of the Malta Photographic Society. He also won a number of awards both locally and internationally.

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Chiara Micallef