Mario Puzo wrote a book, and Coppola made a film about the Mafia, but only Letizia Battaglia told the real story; the plain, harsh story. She told Vice that her mission was “to document everything that acted as a testimony against the Mafia.” Over the years, Battaglia took some 600,000 images whilst documenting the ferocious internal war of the Mafia, and its assault on civil society. Battaglia sometimes found herself at the scene of four or five different murders in a single day. In a recent interview With CNN, Battaglia claimed that her “archives are full of blood” interspersed with images that capture the “immense beauty” of Sicily.
Size: 25 x 33 cm, 360 pages
Publisher: Drago, 2016