About Domenic Aquilina

Born on August 2nd, 1957 in Senglea, Malta, Domenic has been involved in the photojournalism sphere since his early twenties.

Official Malta football writer / photojournalist correspondent to www.uefa.com – the official site of the Union of European Football Associations, and a regular photographic contributor to UEFA various publications.

Aquilina’s association with UEFA spans a long number of years. Specialising in photo reportage, the Maltese photographer has covered eleven UEFA Champions League finals, plus numerous UEFA Champions League matches and other UEFA official matches. His photojournalistic contributions to www.uefa.com and various publications from UEFA are ongoing.

Domenic is also an official partner to Imago all images GmbH – a leading stock photo agency in Berlin, Germany and a photographic/journalistic contributor to various leading publications abroad, namely Guerin Sportivo (Italy) and World Soccer (England).


Accredited member of the Association Internationalle de la Presse Sportive (A.I.P.S), Institute of Maltese Journalists, The Malta Sportswriters Association and The Malta Institute of Professional Photographers.

Appointed official photographer for the Malta Football Association in September 2010.

Awarded with the SWPP “Sport General Photographer of The Year 2011” award at the SWPP Convention 2012 in London, England.

Invite “speaker” by the Societies UK for the annual Societies Photographic Convention in London – the biggest international photo convention in Europe – for five years as a “Sports Photography” speaker.

June 2012 saw Avantech Malta – local distributors for Canon products in Malta, officially announce the Maltese photographer as the first ever Canon Ambassador for Malta in recognition of his international achievements and loyalty to the brand.

In May, 2014 he was judged as “Sports Photographer of the Year” in the annual Malta Journalistic Awards in Malta.

In April 2015 Domenic was awarded 2nd Place/Silver Medal and a “Merit of Excellence” Award in the “Sports” category in the “8th Annual International Color Awards” in California, USA.

Honourable Mention Award in the Sport Category in the 2015 edition and finalist in the 2016 edition of the Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest)

Another prestigious award for the Maltese photographer arrived in June 2016.  His UEFA Champions League capture titled “Heads I Win!” was awarded with 1st Place in the “Editorial Sports” professional category in the Moscow International Foto Awards 2016.

Aquilina’s latest appointment in July 2016 as Coordinator of the Sports Photography Department of The Malta Independent – one of Malta’s leading dailies – comes as no surprise.

“It is all about depicting what others cannot see is Domenic’s perspective of today’s changing world of media photography.