Letizia Battaglia: Photography as a Life Choice
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Over 300 newly published works by Letizia Battaglia, one of Italy’s most celebrated photographers, are collected in this major new survey spanning the entirety of her 30-year photographic career. In photographs and contact prints from Battaglia’s own archive, the book offers a comprehensive review of her work’s civically engaged model for photography, typified by her iconic depictions of political protests and Mafia killings in her native Palermo in Sicily.Including portraits of subjects such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, the mob boss Leoluca Bagarella and the Sicilian politician Piersanti Mattarella (assassinated by the Mafia), the photographs in this collection showcase Battaglia’s attention to the most decisive events in Italy, both political and cultural, along with non-newsworthy records of the daily lives of people in Palermo.
ISBN 9788831744331. Marsilio Editori.