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The Duty to Report


Franco Zecchin

I moved to Palermo in 1975 and started working with the group of photographers who followed the local news for the “L’Ora” newspaper. I liked the noise of Palermo, the bustle in the streets, the heat, the light, the pleasure people took in meeting with each other, in talking, organising and demonstrating. I knew of the existence of the mafia but had no very clear idea of what it was. My first experience of a mafia killing was Benedetto D'Atola, who was killed on the afternoon of 9 July 1976 at the Zisa. I remember a mad dash in the car through the afternoon traffic, a crowd of curious onlookers in a circle – some smoking, some making jokes; women, children squeezing forward to the front, police taking measurements, newspaper reporters taking notes, police cars arriving or driving off with a squeal of tyres, the investigating magistrate, the police doctor, the forensic team, the photographers, the cry of desperation from the relatives. In the middle of all the confusion lay the body of a man who, just half an hour previously, had been finishing his normal working day and was about to get in the car with his wife to return home. I remember my astonishment at seeing his face, immobile, with the eyes open, still bleeding; I was waiting for a slight movement, a tremor, the blink of an eyelid. But Benedetto D'Atola was a corpse lying on the asphalt, supine and motionless. I did not take any photographs. I watched Letizia take them, trying to learn the rules of the trade: what to photograph, or rather what images the newspaper wanted: the scene of the crime, perhaps a panoramic photo, possibly from above; different shots of the corpse, in the foreground, from the head, from the feet, in relation to other things that might be related to him or to the murder (the car, the door of the house or the office, the briefcase, a hat, an umbrella, the gun); the police officers, the investigating magistrate, the relatives, their desperation, the women fainting, the men’s anger; a reproduction of the driving licence photo or some other document found on the body; any interrogations that might be underway at the police station, people arrested or taken into custody following investigation. The photographer must get a clear image that bears witness to, and narrates, what has happened; in the fraction of a second he must have the right light, a good composition, the image in focus, and must know the exact moment to snap, when a face turns, when a gesture is most expressive. He must succeed in reconciling these demands, that are strictly photographic, with the need to tackle all the obstacles that crop up while he is working. It is not always possible to photograph everything. First of all, the right to the news, or rather the right to the images, is at the discretion of the Public Security officer, the police superintendent or the magistrate heading the investigation. It depends on on-the-spot decisions, on the mood of the person responsible, on directives from above or on the relationships which these people have with the press. And then the relatives of the victim do not like this intrusion, and nor do they like being photographed. They may react with violence, sometimes physical violence. This creates further confusion and provides another reason for the officers of law and order to deny access to journalists. The first killing was followed by many others: between 1976 and 1993 we photographed hundreds. It is a job that requires you to be available 24 hours a day, to be always there in the territory: we lived for years in a state of alert, always ready to interrupt any activity in order to encounter often very dramatic situations at short notice. We worked without job security and in isolation: we didn’t have any insurance cover, or any social security; we could be robbed or attacked and the newspaper wouldn’t intervene. At the same time we were held responsible for any false or distorted news that was published. The photographer has no control over the use that the mass media make of his pictures; he is only the first link in a chain of information, the first necessary link-up with reality; his is a raw and immediate interpretation, immersed in the event that has happened. After him, there will be someone who will decide how to reduce this immediacy, manipulating it to construct proofs that support his own version of the truth or that which is desired by the political and economic interests of the publisher. The escalation of the mafia war, whose devastating effects I was called upon to witness by my profession, left me with an ever-increasing sense of frustration. On one hand, I saw the ineffectiveness of information that was inadequate to deal with all that was happening, and was blocked by prudent and intangible interests and by the limitations of the medium itself – printed paper, the newspaper that would no longer be read the following day. But at the same time, it was a matter of urgency to get public opinion involved: young people, women, students, the workers, so that they would mobilise against the logic and practices of the mafia. When they started to target judges, policemen, and politicians, people that I knew and admired for their commitment, who were killed because, isolated from their colleagues and from society, they had taken a stand against mafia power, I could no longer continue in my job, taking refuge, like so many others, behind an apparent “professional impartiality”. The murder of Giuseppe Impastato was the beginning of a shift towards a political and social use for our work. On the morning of 9 May 1979 news came of a failed terrorist at tack with the perpetrator dead on the railway line at Cinisi. I immediately went to the scene, but the rails had already been repaired and there was nothing left to show what had happened. At Cinisi I met Peppino’s friends who were very upset, and were all convinced that it was not a failed terrorist attack at all, nor suicide. The version of events provided by the police was not very clear and Peppino’s friends were probably right. The next day, at the funeral, there was a great show of emotion and almost a sense of blame for having abandoned the struggle and the social commitment in order to devote ourselves to our private lives. Peppino was killed because he had been left on his own. I could not accept the fact that the newspapers, in the middle of an election campaign and at the same time as the murder of Aldo Moro, passed off Impastato’s murder as suicide or a failed terrorist attack. In little more than two years of photo-journalism in Palermo I had begun to understand how the press functions. There was a pressing need to find other channels to bring people information that was free and uncorrupted by obscure political and economic interests. Letizia Battaglia and I were among the founding members of the Giuseppe Impastato Sicilian Centre for Documentation: the first initiative was a reconstruction of the photographic exhibition that Peppino had organised before his death, “Mafia and Territory”. The exhibition was held in the Cinisi piazza on the occasion of the first national demonstration against the mafia. From that time on we have continued to produce photographic exhibitions and to hold them in piazzas, schools, villages, galleries and museums in Sicily, Italy and Europe. Judges, investigators and politicians who want to oppose the mafia can use weapons and means which we do not have access to. We had the photos – dramatic, disturbing, and graphic – and the determination to use their power to shake prejudices, galvanise opinion and trouble consciences. Our weapon was information, which we used to break the transmission of a widespread culture of resignation, submission and omertà (code of silence). We showed our young people the devastating reality of the mafia, in contrast with the literary and romantic stereotypes that fed the myth of a “good” mafia, that respected a code of honour, and defended and supported the weakest members of society, guaranteeing the services that the state denied them. We tried to deprive the mafia of the consent of the new generations. We continued our journalist work at the same time, but it was motivated by commitment, by the need and urgency to show people, to show the world, the reality in which we live and to contribute to the creation of an antimafia culture. Lying in our archives are hundreds of murder victims, portraits of those who are already corpses or are in their last moments of life. I always find it hard and painful to flick through the prints in search of someone in particular. My relationship with the dead is inscribed in their photos, in the way in which I observe and manipulate them, in the way in which they are organised in the archive. And in its streets the city provides a continual flash-back of images of massacres, taking us back in time. A toponymy has been created through the killings: in a territory that is dotted with memorial plaques, to indicate Via Isidoro Carini they say “Where Dalla Chiesa was killed”. The massacres of Falcone and Borsellino provoked indignation, despair, and rebellion within Italian civil society; the Italian State had to act, and it finally did what it could have done much earlier: it arrested Totò Riina. The new alliance between families that has replaced the hegemony of the “Corleone” clan within “Cosa Nostra”, has re-established the old strategies of infiltration, corruption, blackmail and alliance with political power. The mafia of today invests its drug money in international finance. It no longer appears, it no longer offers the spectacle of death, it no longer puts on show its terrible power. One can do business better when all is quiet, when the spotlights of the news are switched off, when there is no further possibility of an opposition.


 

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Cinisi 1978. Here Giuseppe Impastato was killed by the Mafia.

Cinisi, Sicily, Italy - 09/05/1978

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1988. Brotherhood of Holy Crucifix.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 01/04/1988

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1983. Psychiatric hospital.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Palermo 1983. Spatola and 73 trial. A defendant making gesture of threat against the photographer.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Palermo, 1989. The city hall square after a rally against the Mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1989

 

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Palermo, 1982. Interior.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

30 x 40

 

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Palermo, 1977. The first repentant mafioso Leonardo Vitale, during his trial.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1977

 

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Capaci, Italy, 1978. The burial of Gaetano Longo, a Christian Democrat mayor killed by the Mafia.

Capaci, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1978

 

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Palermo, 1982. Murder of G. Mineo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1981. Interior in Kalsa square, in the historical center of the town.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 06/07/1981

 

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Palermo, 1983. Massacre of judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Bagheria 1986. Benedetto Galati from the Michele Greco Mafia clan.

Bagheria, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Catania, Italy, 1982. Boy playing with toy pistol.

Catania, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo 1983. The ID of the police officer Mario Trapassi, killed alongside judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1980. After an explosion in the Borgo quarter.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1983. Benedetto Grado's wife and daughters at the scene of his slaying. The family was already mourning his son Antonio. Mafia violence has felled generations of Sicilians, innocents and implicated.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 15/11/1983

 

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Palermo 1983. The murder of Paolo Amodeo in his delicatessen at Brancaccio.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Palermo, 1979. Murder of Salvo Di Salvo.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1979

 

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Palermo 1982. The murder of Paolo Bevilacqua.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo 1979. Children looking at a victim of a Mafia killing.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1979

 

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Palermo, 1986. The opening of the Maxi trial against the mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. The body of Matteo Zanca, suspected of being a Mafia killer.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Corleone, Italy, 1985. Carnival.

Corleone, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1985

 

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Palermo 1983. The body of Ignazio Pellerito, who died from an overdose of heroin.

Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Salemi, 1986. The funeral of Nino Salvo

Salemi, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1988. The walls of the Palazzo Reale.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1988

 

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Palermo, 1985. The judges Di Lello and Caponnetto at the funeral of the policeman Montana.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1985

 

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Caltanissetta, 1984. Chinnici trial. Jauntily smoking, Vincenzo Rabito, struck a defiant pose during the trial that led to his conviction on drug charges.

Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1984

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1987. St. Anna feast.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1987

 

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Altofonte 1979. Triple murder on the bus to Palermo.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1979

 

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Cinisi 1978. Funeral of Giuseppe Impastato, communist militant killed by the Mafia.

Cinisi, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1978

 

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Canicatti, 1988. The daugter of Antonino Saetta (a judge killed by the Mafia), at his funeral.

Canicatti, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1988

 

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Palermo, 1983. Antonio Scardina, 11 years old, murdered because he saw the killers of his father.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 10/09/1983

 

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Palermo 1981. Salvatore Spina and Giacomo La Varvera, murdered by the Mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1981

 

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Palermo, 1981. The murder of the mafia boss Stefano Bontade.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1981

 

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Palermo, 1986. The murder of the shepherd Francesco Martino.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1984

 

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Palermo, 1979. The murder of the journalist Mario Francese.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1979

 

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Palermo 1987. Antonio Ciulla, killed the day he left the Ucciardone prison

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1987

 

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Palermo, 1986. Murder of Sebastiano Briolotta.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Villagrazia di Carini, 1981. The murder of Mafia boss Nino Badalamenti.

Villagrazia di Carini, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1981

 

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Palermo 1979. Sergio Ciriminna, a young robber killed during a sharing out of stolen goods.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1979

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1978. The kiss.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1978

 

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Palermo 1982. Christian Democrat Salvo Lima, involved in Mafia dealings, was murdered ten years later.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo 1983. Spatola and 73 trial.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Altofonte, 1978. Giovanni Lo Nigro, his body riddled with more than one hundred bullet holes.

Altofonte, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1978

 

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Casteldaccia, 1982. The body of Ignazio Pedone, kidnapped, killed and tied up in the boot of his car.

Casteldaccia, Sicile, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Isola delle Femmine , 1980. The son of Salvatore Rivello seeing for the last time the body of his father killed by the Mafia.

Isola delle Femmine, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

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Palermo, 1980. The body of Andrea Spica, kidnapped, killed and tied up in a sack in the boot of his car.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

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Palermo, 1980. Murder of Piersanti Mattarella.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

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Palermo, 1982. Muder of the Regional Secretary of PCI Pio La Torre. From the left: the police detective Ninni Cassarà, the judges Giovanni Falcone and Rocco Chinnici; they all will be killed later by the Mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, 1983. Grief stricken relatives after a double homicide in the Kalsa district.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Palermo, 1978. "Nino U Karate" killed with other two robbers the "Vucciria" district.

Palermo, Italy - 00/00/1978

 

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Palermo, 1984. The judges Falcone and Borsellino at Dalla Chiesa commemoration.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1984

 

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Ribera, 1985. Easter Sunday.

Ribera, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1985

 

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Palermo, 1983. Arrest of Giovanni Fici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 11/11/1983

 

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Palermo, 1982. After a racket bomb.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, Brancaccio district, 1982. Murder of Antonino Grado.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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S. Vito Lo Capo, Italy, 1980. Poor family.

S. Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

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Palermo, 1990. The city council.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1990

 

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Palermo, 1982. Murder of Domenico Di Fatta.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, 1983. Poor housing in the district of Brancaccio.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 10/10/1983

 

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Palermo, 1987. Funeral of Natale Mondo, a policeman killed by the Mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1987

 

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Capaci, 1978. The widow and the sons of Gaetano Longo, a Christian Democrat mayor killed by the Mafia.

Capaci, Palermo, Italy - 00/00/1978

 

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Palermo, 1991. The son of Libero Grassi (a manager killed by the Mafia), at his funeral.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1991

 

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Palermo, 1984. The former mayor Vito Ciancimino was arrested on evidence, provided by the turncoat Mafia chief Tommaso Buscetta.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1984

 

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Palermo, 1992. Meeting in front of the judge Falcone's house, after the massacre of the five policemen killed with the judge Borsellino.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1992. The judge Falcone's funeral.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1992. The judge Paolo Borsellino after the Falcone's dead. He will be killed one month later.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Capaci, 1992. The murder of judge Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards

Capaci, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1992. The murder of Borsellino and five bodyguards.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo 1992. A cat shocked by the Borsellino bomb.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1992. Fugitive, murdered and arrested people from Mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 12/12/1992

 

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Palermo, Italy,1982. Mafia's hashish confiscation.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 08/03/1982

 

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Palermo, 1981. Funeral of Sebastiano Bosio.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 09/03/1981

 

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Palermo, 1981. Robber killed during an hold up in a jeweller's shop.

Castelbuono, Sicily, Italy - 09/03/1981

 

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Palermo, Italy,1980. Heroine refinery.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 10/03/1980

 

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Palermo, 1979. Rosario Montaperto killed by police after an hold up.

Castelbuono, Sicily, Italy - 05/03/1979

 

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Castelbuono, 1978. Boris Giuliano looking at the body of the muicipal policeman murdered.

Castelbuono, Sicily, Italy - 26/11/1978

 

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Monreale 1980. The former minister of the defense Attilio Ruffini receives the investiture from the archbishop of Monreale Salvatore Cassisa.

Monreale, Sicily, Italy - 10/03/1980

 

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Monreale, 1980. Knighthood of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem .

Monreale, Sicily, Italy - 10/03/1980

 

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Monreale, 1980. The Count Arturo Cassina, Knighth of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem .

Monreale, Sicily, Italy - 10/03/1980

 

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Monreale, 1980. Knighthood of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem .

Monreale, Sicily, Italy - 10/03/1980

 

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Palermo, 1986. The opening of the Maxi trial against the mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. The opening of the Maxi trial against the mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. The Maxi trial.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. The Maxi trial.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. The Maxi trial: deposition of Tommaso Buscetta.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. The opening of the Maxi trial against the mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. Minor jail.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1986. The maxi trial: the boss Luciano Liggio.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

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Palermo, 1983. Funeral of judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 07/03/1983

 

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Palermo, 1982. The Pope in Sicily.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, 1982. Killing of prefect General Dalla Chiesa, his young wife and policeman Domenico Russo.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1982. Arturo Cassina knight of St. Sepulchre.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, Italy, 1981. Cocktail party in the Palazzo Ganci.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1981

 

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Palermo, 1982. Prefect Dalla Chiesa, cardinal Pappalardo and mayor Martellucci at the St. Rosalia procession.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, 1983. The murder of Giuseppe Misuraca.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

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Palermo, 1982. Murder of Benedetto Buscetta.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, 1982. Giuseppe Genova's body, a relative of Tommaso Buscetta. A triple homicide in pizzeria.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Reggio Calabria, 1982. Luciano Liggio in the trial for the murder of Terranova and Mancuso.

Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy - 00/00/1982

 

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Palermo, 1980. Murder of the judge Gaetano Costa.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

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Palermo, 1980. Murder of the judge Gaetano Costa.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 06/08/1980

 

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Palermo, 1982. 80th anniversary of Lauria Circle. Gen. Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, his wife Emanuela Setti Carraro, the mayor Martellucci.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 08/04/1982

ITALY OUT

 

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Palermo, 1982. Gen. Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa visiting the Garibaldi secondary school

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 08/04/1982

ITALY OUT

 

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Cinisi, 1978. Against mafia rally after the murder of Impastato.

Cinisi, Sicily, Italy - 09/05/1979

 

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Palermo, 1992. Rally after the Borsellino massacre.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1988. Rally against the mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1988

 

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Palermo, 1992. The "Falcone's tree" after the Borsellino massacre.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1992. Don Paolo Turturro, the priest of the Ucciarone prison, is burning toy weapons.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1992. The mayor Leoluca Orlando.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

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Palermo, 1992. Policemen meeting after the Borsellino's massacre.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024270

Palermo, 1992. Rally after the Falcone massacre.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024273

Palermo, 1992. Funeral of the five policemen killed with the judge Borsellino.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1993

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024274

Palermo, 1992. Meeting in front of the judge Falcone's house, after the massacre of the five policemen killed with the judge Borsellino.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249090

Palermo, 1986. Claudio Domino, 11 years old, killed by the mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 07/10/1986

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0248929

Palermo, 1983. Massacre of judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0248883

Palermo, 1983. Massacre of judge Chinnici, the daughter Elvira.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024264

Palermo, 1992. The body of Christian Democrat Salvo Lima, involved in Mafia dealings.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0248862

Palermo, 1980.The funeral of Piersanti Mattarella.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024281

Palermo, 1980. Funeral of Piersanti Mattarella, the president of Sicilia Region killed by the mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024259

Canicattì, 1988. Burial of the judge Antonino Saetta and of his son Stefano, both killed by the mafia.

Canicattì, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1988

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024267

Palermo, 1992. Funeral of the policemen killed with the judge Falcone.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249075

Salemi, 1986. The funeral of Nino Salvo

Salemi, Sicily, Italy - 22/01/1986

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249028

Palermo, 1983. The funeral of Rocco Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0253888

Palermo, 1992. Funeral of Borsellino.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1992

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024252

Palermo, 1986. The judge Giovanni Falcone, coming out of the tribunal.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024244

Palermo, 1983. Commemoration of the judge Chinnici. From the left: the antimafia pool judges: Giovanni Falcone, Paolo Borsellino, Barrile and Di Lello.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249095

Palermo, 1987. Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and the judge Guido Lo Forte.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1987

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249116

Palermo, 1989. Lawyers in the court.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1989

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249026

Palermo, 1983. Police's blitz at the boss Vernengo's villa in Ficarazzi district.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1983

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249050

Palermo, 1985. Carabinieri search in Ciaculli district.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1985

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0248865

Palermo, 1980. The boss Gerlando Alberti arrested for drug traffic.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1980

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249108

Agrigento, 1989. Trial for the Porto Empedocle's massacre.

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1989

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0024254

Palermo, 1986. The maxi-trial : the Mafia boss Michele Greco with his lawyer Gallina Montana.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1986

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0248866

Palermo, 1981. Vito Ciancimino (right). He was the first Italian politician to be found guilty of Mafia membership.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1981

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0249104

Palermo, 1988. Building gamble.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/1988

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0408314

Palermo, 1992. After Falcone and Borsellino massacres.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 20/08/2005

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0408311

Palermo, 19/12/1987. Falcone con Natoli e Tessitore a Villa Igea.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 19/12/1987

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0408310

Palermo, 3/10/1987. Falcone con Guido Lo Forte.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 03/10/1987

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0408309

Palermo, 4/3/1987. Borsellino, alla sua destra il pretore Carollo.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 04/03/1987

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0408308

Palermo, 6/2/1982. Falcone con Chinnici, Geraci e Pajno alla commemorazione di Costa.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 06/02/1982

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407125

Palermo,17/12/1984. Falcone con Caponetto e Guido Lo Forte.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407124

Palermo, 9/3/1984. Falcone con Borsellino.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407123

Palermo, 25/1/1984. Falcone al Rotary Club.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407122

Palermo, 28/8/1983. Falcone un mese dopo la strage Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407121

Palermo, 6/2/1982. Commemorazione di Costa. Da sin. Spadaro, Rita Bartoli, Falcone, Pajno e Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407117

Palermo, 17/6/1980. Sopralluogo a villa Piraino ad Altarello: Falcone con Sciacchitano.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407115

Palermo, 1992. After Falcone and Borsellino massacres.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407114

Palermo, 1992. Meeting in front of the judge Falcone's house.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 20/08/2005

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407112

Palermo, 1992. Paolo Borsellino after the Falcone's dead.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 20/08/2005

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407111

Capaci 1992. The murder of judge Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards.

Capaci, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407105

Palermo, 1989. Francesca Morvillo at the opening of the judicial year.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 20/08/2005

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407104

Palermo, 14/11/1989. Falcone con Garofalo e Guarnotta all'inaugurazione dell'anno giudiziario.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407103

Palermo, 16/11/1988. Falcone con Borsellino, Accordino e Natoli ai funerali Mondo.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407102

Palermo, 16/11/1988. Falcone con Borsellino, Accordino e Natoli ai funerali Mondo.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407099

Palermo, 3/10/1987. Falcone con Guido Ziccone (CSM).

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407097

Palermo, 1986. The judge Giovanni Falcone, coming out of the tribunal.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0407607

Palermo, 1980. Murder of Piersanti Mattarella.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 06/01/1980

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0408570

Palermo, 19/6/1989. Fallito attentato contro la villa di Falcone all'Addaura.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 19/06/1989

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0408569

Palermo, 20/4/1989. Falcone con Rizzo e Chiaramonte a Palazzo dei Normanni.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 20/04/1989

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0411506

Palermo, 1981. Commemoration of the judge Costa. The judges Giovanni Falcone, and Paolo Borsellino.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 06/08/1981

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0411508

Palermo, 6/2/1982. Falcone alla commemorazione di Costa.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 06/05/1982

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0411505

Palermo, 1980. The judge Giovanni Falcone after the murder of Gaetano Costa.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 01/01/1980

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0411507

Palermo, 1982. Funeral of the Regional Secretary of PCI Pio La Torre. From the left: the judges Giovanni Falcone, Spadaro, Viola and Rocco Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 17/05/1982

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0411509

Palermo, 1983. Commemoration of the judge Chinnici. From the right, the judges: Giovanni Falcone, Paolo Borsellino, Giusto Sciacchitano and the sociologist Pino Arlacchi.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 17/05/1983

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0411510

Palermo, 1987. Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and the judge Guido Lo Forte.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 18/05/1987

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0411511

Palermo, 15/7/1989. Falcone dopo il fallito attentato contro la sua villa all'Addaura.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 15/07/1989

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0412874

Palermo, 15/7/1989. Falcone dopo il fallito attentato contro la sua villa all'Addaura.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 15/07/1989

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0412873

Palermo, 1989. Giovanni Falcone with the judges Ayala and Signorino

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 14/11/1989

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0412872

Palermo, 1986. The maxi trial: the boss Luciano Liggio with his lawyers.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 20/08/2005

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0412871

Palermo, 1983. Giovanni Falcone at the commemoration of the judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 17/05/1983

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0412870

Murder of Elio Ganci, Monreale, 1976.

Monreale, Sicily, Italy - 29/07/1976

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0414515

Palermo, 1983. Massacre of judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 29/07/1983

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0414514

Palermo, 1983. Massacre of judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 29/07/1983

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0414513

Palermo, 1982. Bruno Contrada near the bodies of prefect General Dalla Chiesa and his young wife killed by the Mafia.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 03/09/1982

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0414512

Palermo, 1982. Killing of prefect General Dalla Chiesa, his young wife and policeman Domenico Russo.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 03/09/1982

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0422297

Palermo, 1992. Paolo Borsellino with the widow of Schifani, killed with Falcone.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 21/06/1992

tarification spéciale ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0499587

Palermo, 1988. Building gamble.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 06/02/1988

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0575004

Palermo, 1983. The funeral of Rocco Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0575003

Palermo, 1983. The funeral of Rocco Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0575002

Palermo, 1983. The funeral of Rocco Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 00/00/0000

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0575001

Palermo, 1983. Massacre of judge Chinnici.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 29/07/1983

ITALY OUT

 

Franco Zecchin / Picturetank ZEF0620804

Palermo, 1981. Salvatore Inzerillo murder.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 11/05/1981

diffusion directe par l'auteur, tarification spéciale, ITALY OUT



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