Jacob Sammut Carabez
It is all about the story, the story behind the image that is, which each viewer can interpret as they may. That is what matters to Jacob Sammut, be it the streets, a portrait, or a piece of fine art, what comes across is a story that has to be told. Jake tends to work predominantly in analog format, shooting mostly black and white film, a medium he believes to be more honest and real. He then proceeds to print the images in a darkroom by hand, a process forgotten by many, which gives unique results every time a print is made.
List of Exhibitions:
Friends of the Earth Malta Exhibition 2009
Fashion Week 2011 -2014 Exhibition
Birgu : Will You Remember? ( 2014 )
An Exhibition covering the changes happening in Birgu be it visually and culturally in comparison with the changes happening within.
Descent : ( 2014 )
A small exhibition, part of Science in the City, covering the secrets and change of people.
Valletta Streetscapes ( 2015 )
My third exhibition , Valletta Streetscapes tries to capture the living city that is Valletta.
Phnom Penh : The Struggling Smiles ( 2018 )
A documentation of the life of the Slum Children of Phnom Penh. Their Life, struggles and chance for a new beginning. This was my 4th Exhibition and 1st book publication.
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead ( 2023 )
A selection of work was taken to London for a massive art fair.
Currently reading for a BA (Hons.) Photography with the Open College of the Arts
Featured photographer on Maltese fashion reality television program "Venere"
Has held local exhibitions both personal or organised by other agencies
Diploma in Professional Photography from the Institute of Photography, London
Freelances for a wide variety of magazines and papers some of which include "The Sunday Circle" The Malta Independent, The Sunday Times and EBM Magazine.
Released his first publication entitled Phnom Penh: The Struggling Smiles (April 2018).
Released second publication Entitled: Dire State, Voice of the people through Images.
Through photojournalism he at times writes the articles for the assignments he is commissioned to photograph.