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Photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi (b.1968) was born and raised in Malta. He joined Times of Malta in 1996 and Reuters on a freelance basis a year later. His work over the past two decades has taken him all over the world, during which time he covered the Bosnian war, the Kosovo refugee crisis, the Southeast Asia tsunami, the Libyan conflict, development issues in various parts of Africa, and several other international assignments. His work has been widely published in the international press, including TIME, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Paris Match, Newsweek, and others. Despite travelling widely, it is in his own backyard that he has done what he believes is his most important work—documenting the plight and tragedy of the boat people trying to reach European shores from Africa—which culminated in the publication of his book Isle Landers in late 2014. The accompanying exhibition has been shown in Malta, France, and Australia.