Open Eye Gallery is pleased to invite you to the preview of Letizia Battaglia: Breaking The Code Of Silence.
Presented throughout the three gallery spaces is the work of Sicilian photographer and journalist Letizia Battaglia, born 1935 in Palermo. During her life as a photojournalist, Battaglia took some 600,000 photographs covering everything from social gatherings of the local aristocracy to political rallies, creating an extraordinary visual chronicle of Sicily over the course of several decades. She is best known, however, for her genre-defining work documenting the dismal events surrounding the Sicilian Mafia shootings and the effects these had on her hometown.
We are honored and delighted for Letitzia to attend the Private View, Friday 21 Feb, 6-8pm.