|About the Artist:
Franco Pagetti, member of VII photoagency. has covered the conflict in Iraq since January 2003, three months before the start of the war.<br />
Since 2004, he has constantly been based in Baghdad on assignment for TIME Magazine. His images have captured the horrors of war, the brief flowering of hope after the downfall of Saddam Hussein, the rise of insurgent and terrorist groups, and more recently, the inexorable descent into a bloody sectarian civil war.<br />
Pagetti has been a news photographer since 1997, and most of his recent work has involved conflict situations: Afghanistan (1997, 98, 2001), Kosovo (1999), East Timor (1999), Kashmir (1998, 2000 and 2001), Palestine (2002), Sierrra Leone (2001) and South Sudan (1997).<br />
He works on long term projects around war, conflict and social issues.