Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | What We're Reading: She Took On the Sicilian Mafia

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: July 14, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Source: The New York Times

“I was afraid,” concedes Letizia Battaglia. “There, I said it, I was afraid. It was true.” Beginning in the late 1970s, Battaglia launched a crusade to document the murderous mayhem of Sicilian mafia — work that was featured in a recent retrospective titled “Letizia Battaglia: Just for Passion.” “Letizia’s story is the story of our country, secured in strong images loaded with tension, loaded with pain, and full of poetry,” says curator Margherita Guccione. Now 82, Battaglia looks back at her life in a profile at The New York Times.