Letizia Battaglia

Letizia Battaglia, A member of the Mafia with a Christ tattoo, murdered by his colleagues, 1984

Letizia Battaglia, A prostitute and two of her friends killed by the Mafia, 1983

Letizia Battaglia, Michele Reina, Secretary of the Sicilian Christian Democratic Party, killed by the Mafia, 1979

Letizia Battaglia, Dead man lying on a garage ramp, 1977

Letizia Battaglia, Young girl with soccer ball in the neighborhood where drugs are sold, 1982

Letizia Battaglia will be honored with the Cornell Capa award at the 25th Annual Infinity awards. In 1985 she received the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for her work documenting the effects of the Mafia on Sicilian society, a project she worked on for 10 years as a newspaper photographer before winning the Grant. She later went into Sicilian politics.

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