Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87 | Italy | The Guardian


Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87

Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87

Anti-mafia journalist from Palermo scoured Sicilian alleyways in 1970s and 1980s to expose brutal violence

via the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/14/letizia-battaglia-photojournalist-who-documented-mafia-crimes-dies-aged-87

Armed only with her Leica camera and mounted on a Vespa, Battaglia scoured the alleyways of Palermo during the 1970s and 1980s photographing the victims of mafia murders and the internal wars between rival clans. As a result she received several death threats.


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