‘Postcard from paradise’
Postcard from paradise is the title of a book that has just been published in Italy.
The book is by photographer Duška Malešević and consists entirely of photos taken in Malta.
The book, which was presented in a bookshop in Rome yesterday shows that Malta is not the paradise as presented in tourist brochures – the beach and the sea – but rather the stone walls and the angles of shade, coloured in yellow and blue.
As Lavinia Collodel, who wrote the introduction to the book and the exhibition said, “We are faced with traditions and rituals that make up the history of the island, such as the old cart ruts and the pictures of saints which attracted the attention of the artist, just like the old and faded Madonnas one finds in Trastevere.”