Gino Galea ARPS AMPA LBIPP AMPS AMIPP DipPP ASWPP
Gino Galea is an accomplished professional photographer who made his first steps in photography through his passion for aviation. A qualified draughtsman, Gino combined his artistic flair to his geometric training to establish himself as one of the leading photographers in Malta.
Gino has served as the official photographer of Air Malta (1979-2012), having regularly contributed images in all the Maltese national airline's local and overseas publications. Joining the Malta Photographic Society in 1989, Gino went on to win a substantial number of local and international awards as he developed greater confidence with the photographic art form, including the Mazda Photo Contest in 1992 and 1994. By then, his photos had appeared in Time and National Geographic magazines. Concurrently, Gino received his Associateship from the Royal Photographic Society. Always wishing to take his art to a higher level, Gino was awarded his Associateship of the Master Photographers Association ( A.M.P.A.) and the Licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. ( L.B.I.P.P.) in 1996.
Gino's lens has captured a number of dignitaries and celebrities, including a number of sportsmen, royals, pop stars and other high profile personalities, and this has further raised his international profile, together with the numerous exhibitions he has held outside Maltese shores, in Casablanca, Istanbul, Catania, Ragusa, Athens and more recently Brussels.
In 2000, Gino Galea became the first Maltese photographer to attain a Distinction in his Associateship of the Malta Institute for Professional Photography , as well as achieving a further distinction in his Associateship of the Malta Photographic Society. Further international recognition came in 2001, with an accolade of major awards, most notably the best picture in the Press and PR photography (Overseas category) in the Master Photographer of the Year Awards, at Coventry, UK, for a picture of an ailing Pope John Paul II, during his second visit to Malta. The photo captured the Pope's humanity, courage and determination in face of his failing health.
In the year 2005 Gino Galea was also directly commissioned by the British High Commission in Malta to be the exclusive photographer during H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair's visits to Malta.
To this day, Gino remains committed to the camera as his art form, finding time to seek new approaches and interpretations to immortalise an image. His commercial Mosta studio is highly reputed for the artistic approach to portraiture and wedding photography. Late in 2007 Gino Galea was commissioned to photograph the cast of the big screen production 'Bawxati' which proved to be a success.
Furthermore, he has been active on RTK Radio's phone in's where he is regularly on air providing listeners with an insight into the art of photography while improving the understanding and appreciation of the photograph as a work of art.
Gino Galeaâ€™s popular TV spots related to his photo shoots with models and high profile personalities on popular TV programmes such as 'Cinderella' and currrently 'Looks', have given a new momentum to digital photography in Malta He is considered by many, as an inspiration to the emerging young photographers.
You are invited to visit : www.ginogalea.com
198 Eucharistic Congress Road
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WEDDINGS IN MALTA client: by www.ginogalea.com 10 photos in this folder
Official Photographer for the Natio... client: Air Malta plc 10 photos in this folder
Portraiture by Gino Galea ( Malta G... client: 'LOOKS' TV PROGRAMME 9 photos in this folder
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PORTRAITURE client: www.ginogalea.com 10 photos in this folder
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