PALERMO, ITALY - 21 MARCH 2017: Italian photogtapher and photojournalist Letizia Battaglia (82) poses for a portrait in her apartment in Palermo, Italy, on March 22nd 2017.
Although her photos document a wide spectrum of Sicilian life, she is best known for her work on the Mafia.
In 1985 she received the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. In 1999 she received the Photography Lifetime Achievement of the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography. In 2007 she received the Erich Salomon-Preis, a 'lifetime achievement' award of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) and the most prestigious prize in Germany. In 2009, she was given the Cornell Capa Infinity Award by the International Center of Photography.