Head of the Lion

by Claudio Majorana

“You just have to jump. But it doesn’t hurt, trust me”

The genuine adolescence of eight kids riding their skateboards along shabby Sicilian roads is what attracted Claudio Majorana to get close to their lives and dedicate six years photographing them. Their carefree days reached the end on the Head of the Lion. A lava rock cliff from where they would jump off to show that they were no longer kids.


Head of the Lion was made between 2011 and 2017 and it became a book with Cesura Publish in 2018.

Press and features

Ones To Watch 2018 - Claudio Majorana
Tim Carpenter’s favorite photobooks of 2018
Looking on. Sguardi e Prospettive sulla nuova fotografia italiana
QS Book Club: Head of the Lion, by Claudio Majorana