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The Project

Dire State: Voice of the people through images, is a small project depicting the first week of protests that took part in November & December 2019, following the arrest of key suspects in the murder case of Daphne Caruana Galizia as well as the interrogation of others. This led to confusion in the country leaving some people bewildered whilst some others stood their ground for what and who they believed in, others with a bitter taste of anger and others as if they had been betrayed publicly and humiliated. It also, however, brought unity amongst people, and the sacrifices of one person and family; led people from different ideologies to gather under one banner in the name of justice. Justice for those lost, and justice for the country and its people. This documentation is a record not just of the dark days Malta has been through, but it stands as a reminder that the Maltese people can unite and have their voices heard and prevent the chances of similar days to befall their country.

Print Information:

Each and every print shall be made on order by hand in a Dark Room. This is not a digital print and every print is unique as it is not mass produced. Seeing that it is a hand-print, image might have some subtle differences from the one seen on screen which is part of the beauty of Silver Gelatin prints. No print is similiar to the other as even a couple of seconds can make a difference whilst processing.



Paper size as described in selection.

Dire State Silver Gelatin 2

  • Returns are accepted as long as Item has reached you in a damaged state.

    Contact me within 7 days of delivery to you sending us photos of the damaged product via e-mail.
    Ship Item back within 14 days of delivery.

  • The traditional process for producing black and white prints is a wet chemical process whereby exposing a piece of paper coated with silver nitrate held together in a gelatine layer to light via a black and white negative film producing a print. The paper is negative and the film is also negative with two negatives producing a positive image on the paper. Prints produced this way are termed silver gelatin and are most sort after by serious collectors. No two prints are exactly alike as this is an organic process and each print will be affected by the depletion of the developer, chemical temperature and processing time furthermore if the printer adds or removes light by what is called ‘dodging or burning in’ then this too will produce slightly different effects on each print. 

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