MAXXI dedicates an exhibition to the “photographer of the mafia”

Born in Palermo in 1935 and known throughout the world for her photos of the mafia, Letizia Battaglia has provided and continues to provide one of the most extraordinary and acute visual testimonies to Italian life and society, in particular that of Sicily. Recognised as one of the most important figures in contemporary photography for the civic and ethical value of her work, Letizia Battaglia is not only the “photographer of the mafia” but also, through her artistic work and as a photo reporter for the daily newspaper L’Ora, the first woman and in 1985 in New York she became the first European photographer to receive the prestigious international W. Eugene Smith Award, the international prize commemorating the Life photographer. Shortly after the celebrations for her 80th birthday, MAXXI is organizing Letizia Battaglia.Just for passion, a major exhibition curated by Paolo Falcone, Margherita Guccione

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