Dr. ELISE BILLIARD holds a PH.D. in Anthropology and is currently a visiting lecturer on Material Culture and Urban Anthropology at the University of Malta (Dept. of Anthropology). But this is just a cover, in reality she is a professional tourist. Some years ago she attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Marseille (France) and pretended to be an artist by exhibiting in several European countries.
DAVID PISANI is a professional photographer specializing in Architecture and Design. He is the author of an extensive personal photographic essay on Valletta entitled 'Vanishing Valletta' which in 2000 was included in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Vanishing Valletta was also published as a monograph in 2007. He has also produced a photographic essay on the city of Dubai entitled 'Future City' which was commissioned by Emirates Airlines for their corporate art collection. His most recent work includes two photographic essays on Cyprus and Kyoto, in both cases documenting the urban landscape in all its complex reality. He is a fanatical darkroom printer with more than 25 years experience in commercial and fine art printing.