Tag: photographer

«The power of the Mafia is institutionalised»

MAFIA: Modern Times Review met the Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia in the Berlinale Lounge to talk about her photographic work and the Italian Mafia today.

Exposing the misery of the Mafia

Letizia Battaglia never introduced herself as a photographer of the Mafia. She was taking pictures of Palermo, she says, where the Mafia is simply part of everyday life and routines.

Colonial voyeurism revisited

It is hard to tell if the archival documentary African Mirror is a rehabilitation of a colonial mind, a critique of colonialism or a piece of essayistic nostalgia over the colonial gaze. Probably it is a mix, and as such, nothing new.

The knot in the heart

PHOTOGRAPHY: For almost 50 years, the photographer Eugene Richards has documented a variety of destinies, from crack addicts to people in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals. What has driven him?

An Intimate Portrayal of an Iconic Photographer

Most people, when they hear the name Robert Mapplethorpe, think of controversy, New York’s bohemian life in the 1970s and gay BDMS photos that sparked public outrage.
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