Tufigno Photo and Video Services was established in 1947 as Tufigno Photo Service. It has since developed into one of the leading firms in its field today, thanks to the firm's constant commitment to deliver a quality service above all else.
Benito Tufigno, the firm's founder 55 years ago, originally started taking photos with a Kodak Brownie box camera bought in 1935 for 5 shillings (today's 25c). His work quickly gained recognition. In particular, he was appointed official photographer for the University of Malta graduation ceremonies, then held at the Jesuits' Church in Valletta - a post still held by the firm today.
When Princess Elizabeth visited Malta in 1952, Benito Tufigno was there to immortalize her stay on film. In 1992, when she returned as Queen, a Tufigno again covered the visit. This time it was Benito's son, Austin, who had joined the business in 1987. Austin gained valuable experience covering several important events, such as the Bush-Gorbachev Malta Summit and the Pope's visits to Malta. His dedication and enthusiasm kept the firm fresh and dynamic and at the same time he helped to bring the firm up to date with modern technologies. In fact, these days all the firm's records are computerised and there has been considerable investment in digital photography and imaging equipment.
As a result, the Tufigno business now covers four separate sectors: the press, weddings, archives, and other events such as graduations, Holy Communions, parties and so on. The firm regularly serves foreign customers, mostly from the United Kingdom. This aspect of the work ranges from weddings to conferences and anything in between.
Today, the family maxim which has seen the firm through more than half a century is still as strong as ever. Quality will always be paramount at Tufigno Photo & Video Services.
Photos from the 2011/12 University of Malta Graduations are available to view and purchase online.
You can also view and purchase photos of special events like Carnival, Holy Communion and so on.