Darrin Zammit Lupi was born in Malta in 1968. He started his photography career with The Malta Independent in 1992, but decided to turn freelance shortly afterwards. After a year’s training with the National Council for the Training of Journalists in the UK, he undertook foreign assignments in Albania and war-torn former Yugoslavia, winning the BPC Award to Journalists 1993 for his Albanian work.
He joined Times of Malta in late 1996 and became a Reuters stringer in 1997, and has since won the Malta Journalism Awards for Press Photography five times and the Sport Photography award three times, as well as a special award for Creativity in Photojournalism. The Societies in the UK named him Media and Documentary Photographer of the Year for 2013 and 2014. He was also runner-up in the 2008 OSCE photo contest “Waterways of Life”.
In recent years, he covered the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, the refugee crisis during the war in Kosovo, issues related to the Millennium Development Goals in various parts of Africa, the earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, the war in Libya, the Costa Concordia disaster and several other national and international assignments.
His work for Reuters has been published in newspapers, magazines and books worldwide. He holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts, London.