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January 20, 2021
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Iraq War Photography

By Lisa M. Collins

Pagetti exhibitPhotographer Franco Pagetti

Panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.

VII Gallery, 28 Jay St.

Photographer Franco Pagetti arrived in Iraq three months before bombs fell, on March 19, 2003. Photographing under the watchful eye of Saddam Hussein’s secret police proved easier than what followed. Journalists would soon need the protection of armed men and a chase car and, by 2005, even that become prohibitive. Violence spiraled out of control with daily bombings and kidnapping threats. The only way to cover war in Iraq was to embed with the American military.

Pagetti continued to return through 2008 and became one of the few western journalists to cover the changing tides of the war. Looking back, he compares his time in Iraq to, “watching the sea and following a wave, going up and down, up and down.”

March 19 – April 12, 2013

VII Gallery

Open from 10am – 6pm Monday-Friday

On the first Thursday of every month the gallery is open
from 10am – 9pm for 1st Thursday Dumbo Gallery Walk.

Please note that the gallery is closed on federal holidays.

28 Jay Street, Dumbo – Brooklyn
2 blocks west of York Street station (F train)
Tel: 212-337-3130

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