Mimi Mollica – The Shot I Never Forgot
20 years ago I travelled to Belfast on my very first assignment. I was sent to Northern Ireland from a german magazine to photograph the socio-political divide and complex relationship between two girl friends, one catholic and one Protestant. Although, I never been to Belfast before, I felt at home most probably because both Palermo and the Northern-Iish capital share the same tormented past and a deep inner conflict. Falls road reminded me of the most deprived areas of my beloved Palermo and it’s there that I found this young girl playing on the streets against the backdrop of an abandoned building bearing the signs of a traumatic past. She remained for me a symbol of defiance against the social injustice.