Letizia Battaglia. Just for passion

Edited by Paolo Falcone, Margherita Guccione, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
DRAGO Publishing
140 pages
Italian and English editions

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Letizia Battaglia. Just for passion, this catalogue features a vast selection of photographs: from the celebrated images of the mafia murders to scenes of life in Palermo, from documentation of the psychiatric hospital in Via Pindemonte to portraits of little girls. The contributions of Margherita Guccione, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Paolo Falcone, curators of the exhibition, together with texts by Attilio Bolzoni, Giovanna Calvenzi and Fred Ritchin, provide a comprehensive overview of Letizia Battaglia’s career that has also seen her distinguish herself in politics, publishing and voluntary service. A painstaking reorganization of her archive has permitted the inclusion in both the exhibition and the catalogue of previously unpublished documents that complete our view of a life always lived on the front line, just for passion.