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Franco Pagetti

He works on long term independent project using photography and video. Member of VII photo Agency in NYC, he has devoted himself to the study of social issues, exploring the relation between power and individuals, to give voice to the fragility of human nature. Over the course of his career, he has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Kosovo, East Timor, Kashmir, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon, Colombia, Somalia, Southern Sudan , Egypt, Lybia and Syria. He was based in Iraq from January 2003 (three months prior to the invasion of Baghdad) until the end of 2008 as a contributor to Time Magazine. His works have brought him numerous awards. He regularly contributes for leading publications all over the world, and his projects have been presented as installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries worldwide He is engaged with educational activities, regularly lecturing at universities and teaching workshops internationally. In 2012 Franco’s film for MSF was nominated for an Emmy Award together with other VII photographers. A Documentary regarding his work in Iraq, Shooting War, was screened in April 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.