Tributes to Maltese photographer found dead on rocks

Tributes have been paid to a veteran Maltese photographer after he was found dead near Cirkewwa.

Victor Caruana’s body was discovered on rocks near the busy Gozo ferry terminal on Saturday morning.

The 74-year-old from Mosta had been reported missing on Wednesday.

Malta Police said the death was being treated as ‘unexplained’ but ruled out foul play.

His cousin Anthony Calleja said: ‘He was truly a kind and loving man. He loved to help people.’

Another family friend added: ‘Victor will be missed. He was a great man with so much talent.’

Mr Caruana first caught the photography bug at the age of 11 when he was given a Kodak Brownie camera.

When he was 16, he set up his first dark room and developed his first films himself.

A teacher by profession he continued with his photography hobby on weekends and holidays.

His photos were printed in various magazines, books and national newspapers both in Malta and abroad.

As a tribute, here are some of his best photographs of life in Malta and Gozo.

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