Theresa Maggio

Selected Works

A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.


Out of Palermo

coral forest discovered

July 12, 2018

Tags: coral, forest, eolian, mediterranean, discovery, colorful

Click on the caption to see some hidden Sicilian treasure in the Eolian isles.

Lampedusa doctor ashamed of his country's actions

July 11, 2018

Tags: immigration, death, danger, africa, sicily, libya, tipoli, suffering, move, sea mediteranean

I’m a doctor in Lampedusa. We can’t let these migrant deaths go on.
by Pietro Bartolo in The Guardian.
"In the Mediterranean we’re witnessing a slaughter of innocents. I have seen the suffering, and I am ashamed of the Italian government’s response."

200 immigants drown in three days

July 9, 2018

Tags: immigration, death, danger, africa, sicily, libya, tipoli, suffering, move, sea mediteranean

From The Guardian:
More than 200 migrants have drowned at sea in the Mediterranean in the past three days, taking the death toll for the year to more than 1,000 and prompting fears that human traffickers are taking greater risks because of a crackdown imposed by the Italian government and the Libyan coastguard.
It's 34,361 and rising: how the List tallies Europe's migrant bodycount
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The UN refugee agency in Tripoli reported on Monday that 276 refugees and migrants were disembarked in the Libyan capital on Monday, including 16 survivors of a boat carrying 130 people, of whom 114 were still missing at sea. Further shipwrecks were found at the weekend.

Palermo Manifesta: art on immigrants

June 24, 2018

Tags: palermo, art, immigrants, Mayor Leoluca Orlando, culture, crossroads

From the NY Times:

By Kimberly Bradley

June 22, 2018

PALERMO, Sicily — Political art and world politics seldom dovetail in real time, but as the twelfth edition of the Manifesta contemporary art biennial approached, its host city of Palermo found itself walking its talk.

Titled “A Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence,” the exhibition, which opened June 16, takes migration as one of its themes. And days before the international art crowd descended on the Sicilian capital, Italy’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, closed the country’s ports to rescue boats — including the Aquarius, a ship looking to dock in Italy with 629 migrants aboard.

Danish cargoship with 100 migrants

June 24, 2018

Tags: immigrants, drowning, trouble, Danish, immigration

A Danish cargo ship carrying a hundred rescued African migrants waits five miles off shore near Pozzallo for orders as to what to do. The migrants were rescued off the Libyan shore by a non-profit rescue boat and transferred to the Danish cargo ship.

A break

May 12, 2018

Tags: break, blog, rest

I am taking a break from blogging. Will be back with some new idea.

Apropos of nothing

April 19, 2018

Tags: masterpiece, editing, happy, dance, marvel, perfect

This is a masterpiece of editing, a labor of love and a happiness maker. Four minutes of perfect joy and timing.

Palazzina Cinese

April 14, 2018

Tags: palermo, palazzina, cinese, facebook

Click on the photo caption to see a 360-degree view of the interior.

Immigrants drown on way to Sicily

February 2, 2018

Tags: immigrants, drown, death, sicily, africa

From today's La Repubblica:
A large boat with 90 people aboard flipped off the coast of Libya today. It is feared they all died. Most were Pakistanis. The year is young but has already seen 246 dead, almost all headed to Italy.

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