sicily

migration

How Migrants Helped to Rejuvenate a Struggling Town

A few years ago, the Sicilian town of Sutera found a renewed sense of purpose after it started welcoming migrant families. Now, Italy's anti-immigration policies are threatening this new balance.
Cosimo Bizzarri
4.8.19
Photography

This Guy Spent a Week Inside Italian Catacombs Taking Photos of Corpses

More than 8,000 mummies line the walls of Sicily's ancient, eerie Capuchin Catacombs.
Miss Rosen
7.17.18
Photography

Photos of a Punk Scene You Never Knew Existed

Photographer Fabio Sgroi's new book documents the birth of counterculture on Sicily, and a punk concert in an asylum.
Vincenzo Ligresti
6.21.18
New Neighbours

How to Be Fashionable on a Budget

"I might not have an ID card or any other documents, but fashion is my way of saying: 'I am Abdoullaye, this is who I am.'"
Abdoullaye, as told to Giuseppe Francaviglia
5.29.17
the mafia

Capturing the Lingering Effects of the Mafia in Modern Day Sicily

We spoke to Sicilian photographer Mimi Mollica about power, corruption, murder and merchandise.
Joe Bish
3.8.17
Film

What It’s Like to Be a 13-Year-Old in the Eye of the Refugee Crisis

The awarding-winning documentary 'Fire at Sea' is a harrowing and personal look at the migrant crisis on a tiny island near Italy.
Kaleem Aftab
10.10.16
Photo

Letizia Battaglia's Stunning Photos of Sicily's Mafia Men and the Pain They Caused

We spoke to the octogenarian photojournalist about her life behind the camera.
Joe Bish
4.18.16
Film

A Stunning Montage of 1500 Panoramas Expand over the Horizon

See Sicily from this geometric vantage point.
Annie Armstrong
7.20.15
News

Europe or Die: Our Documentary About the Migrant Crisis

An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
VICE News
4.21.15
Stuff

The Mob Delusion: A Life According to 'Goodfellas'

I spent my high school years working at an Italian market that I thought was something out of <i>Goodfellas</i>. And then I realised the mob life was never really for me.
Alex J. Mann
12.5.14
News

Inside One of the Lampedusa Refugee Camps

I gave one of the migrants a disposable camera to take inside the old gym on the Sicilian coast.
Jeffry Ruigendijk and Berta Benacloche / Transterra
10.28.13