Tuesday 5 July 2016, 20:00 - 21:30
Talk Like a Photographer

Letizia Battaglia

A YAP FEST 2016 event
on the occasion of the exhibition Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda
MAXXI Piazza, Spazio YAP
Individual admittance € 5,00 – admittance to five seminars € 20,00 – free for myMAXXI cardholders
Ticket purchasers may take advantage of a reduced price museum entrance for one week following issue

What are the stories and the anecdotes that lie behind a photo?

A series of seminars in which the great protagonists of contemporary Italian photography reveal the work that lies behind a painstakingly composed photo or one captured in the blink of an eye.

In the first seminar we meet Letizia Battaglia, who’s work has always been distinguished by her passionate social and political commitment, in conversation with Margherita Guccione and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi. For 30 years, Battaglia has photographed her homeland, Sicily, with raw, painful images denouncing the activities of the mafia in courageous and incisive reportages for the newspaper L’Ora of Palermo.

I’m not the ‘Battaglia against the mafia’, I photograph other things too; the homicides are only one part of the city“. Letizia Battaglia

Convinced of the validity of social commitment as a factor of change, over the course of the years she has put her talent and passion at the service of diverse causes: from women’s issues to environmental problems and the rights of prisoners, as a photographer, director, publisher and environmentalist (she has been a councillors, assessor and member of the regional parliament).

Speakers
Margherita Guccione Director MAXXI Architettura
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director MAXXI Arte
Paolo Falcone curator of exhibition Anthologia dedicated to Letizia Battaglia
Letizia Battaglia photographer