Women portrayed naked, women caught with shots that raise the veil to allow the gaze to see exactly where otherwise nothing would be seen. The Crumb Gallery pays homage to Letizia Battaglia, the great photographer from Palermo who recently passed away, with Corpo di Donna. Edition 2022. The exhibition, which opens on 30 September, proposes a selection of the most beautiful nude photos, selected together with the Letizia Battaglia Archive, among those presented in 2020 by the gallery in Florence. “Pink hair, eyes that shine like those of a sixteen year old, the smile of someone who is really interested in life and whoever stands in front of her. This was Letizia Battaglia – reads a note from the Crumb Gallery – Engaged in an endless story that began almost by chance, as she said herself, in the 70s and 80s with the shots that made her famous, those of the dead killed in the streets of Palermo, puppets with cut wires, raw images but that like no other they know how to restore the flavor of those bitter years “. “In addition to these harsh reportages – we read again – Letizia Battaglia has always documented the life of ordinary people, on the street, in very poor houses, in workplaces, in markets, capturing in every situation above all the human movement, the expression of the eyes, in particular of women and girls. In March 2020, for the first time in Florence, about twenty photos were exhibited at the Crumb Gallery, some unpublished and very recent, which tell precisely this aspect of Letizia Battaglia’s research . “This is the eye – Battaglia affirmed – not the technique. Not knowledge. But the ability to really see, being at a distance. A fist or a caress “. And again, in an interview made for the occasion she declared:” in Florence, I will exhibit photos of nudes. I tell the grandeur, the beauty and the sweetness of the female body. Not sexy or in modeling poses. About twenty photos taken from the 70s to 2019. There is the girl as well as the 70-year-old woman who while I shoot she says I am beautiful as I am. I photographed them with solidarity and respect. A photographer – she still commented on her – must always be asked for respect, he must ennoble the truth. Photography is a wonderful act, like making love. But with rigor and without vanity “.