bio & contact

Joe Zammit-Lucia is a conceptual artist working with a photographic medium to explore issues relating to the environment. Much of his work has focused on the use of portraiture in various contexts. He is recognized as one of the world's leading animal portrait artists, developing unique ways to use animal portraiture to explore the essence of animality and our relationship to others.

The new work shown on this site is intended as an ethnographic exploration of the human and social fabric of one of America's most intriguing cities.


His work has been presented in major public forums such as the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, the United Nations Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and in private galleries in Europe and the USA. His images were exhibited in Venezia Immagine on the occasion of the Venice Biennale in 2007.


Winner of the Honor of Distinction in the prestigious International Masters Cup, awarded second place in the International Photography Awards, a fourth place Honorable Mention and multiple nominations in the International Black and White Spider Awards, his work has appeared in international fine art photography and environmental magazines and is featured in The World's Greatest Black and White Photography.

Previously a practicing physician and an entrepreneur who founded a market leading international company, Joe is a member of the Commission for Education and Communication, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and is a member of the Board for the African Rainforest Conservancy.

Contact: (+1) 631 220 7337