Photojournalist / Street Photographer
Martin Agius is an acclaimed photojournalist and a street photographer.
Born in Malta in 1966, from a young age Martin took an interest in photography with the only available medium at the time, the camera film.
In 2008, he decided to take his photography to another level and enrolled in courses organized by local and foreign photographic societies at the time.
In July 2009, soon after passing an accredited course in photography, Martin was appointed the Official Photographer for the Armed Forces of Malta. Having retired from the Armed Forces of Malta a year later, he began his career as a freelance photographer and photojournalist for a leading newspaper owned by Media.Link Communications Co. Ltd.
In 2010, he also became the Official Photographer for ‘Gladiators Fight Night’ which involves Kickboxing and K1 fights, that are sports activities with local and foreign participants, a role in photography which he treasures and still holds today.
Martin has notched several silver and gold awards locally and abroad, not to mention serval competitions.
In 2012, Martin obtained an Associateship with the Malta Institute of Professional Photography (MIPP), and subsequently abroad with The Societies of Photographers in the United Kingdom (previously known as SWPP). In the year, he was also awarded the Societies prestigious UK Press & News Photographer of the Year.
Since 2015, Martin has been organizing Street Photography workshops. He also lectures locally on Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Beginners Photography. In 2016, he organized his first local solo exhibition called ‘Malta Street Life’. In 2017, he ventured on to another local solo exhibition called ‘City Life’.
In 2020, Martin’s last works were exhibited in a world photographic collective exhibition in Japan. Other countries that previously exhibited his works include Egypt, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom in other collective exhibitions.
In 2021, he was invited and sponsored by Avantech (Canon Shop) to have a solo exhibition on their premises, and later give a talk for them and photo enthusiasts alike. That same year, Martin was approached by the Valletta Cultural Centre to participate in The Tnax Exhibition in one of the prominent streets of Valletta for an entire month.
In March of 2023, Martin held a fourth solo show at The Phoenicia Hotel, titled “Order in
Chaos”. Fine art street photography was the focus of the exhibition.