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The House of Wisdom: Five Years in Iraq [Hardcover]

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In January 2003 Franco Pagetti went
to Baghdad. Three months later he was
photographing the city through the fall of
Saddam, capturing a population in the throws
of released dictatorship, more interested in the
Iraqi destiny than that of the US war machine
churning its way through the city.
But it soon became increasingly difficult for
foreign journalists to stay and work. By the end
of 2003 the insurgency had developed rapidly.
The first targets being the US military, with
roadside bombs and ambushes, soon after
any foreigner was in danger. Many journalists
retreated from the country.
Pagetti however stayed, he found a way to
carry on working although it was becoming
more treacherous than ever. Committed to his
cause of documenting the unfolding story of
Iraq and its people, four years later he was still
there, in a country that has now descended into
a desperate and bloody civil war. No one is safe
now, innocent civilians are killed for being in
the wrong place at the wrong time, caught in
the middle of the Shiite-Sunni conflict.
Pagetti s only hope to continue his
determined quest was to work embedded
with the US military, and find ways of slipping
through the cracks to document the reality of
the Iraqi dream that became a living nightmare.
Whilst embedded he also captured the face of
war at the frontline, the events at Fallujah in
2004, and the innumerable operations against
both Sunni and Shia.
2008 will herald the fifth year of a further
evolving and complex situation. Pagetti will be
there, his images showing a unique presence
and a steadfast dedication to follow the
unfolding, and uncertain, future of a country
Franco Pagetti is the most recent member of
the respected VII agency, joining in November
2007. He has emerged as one of the principal
chroniclers of the Iraq war, his photographs
appearing in Stern, Le Figaro and most notably
in TIME Magazine, are the definitive images
of the most important news story of our time.
Most of his recent work has involved conflict
situations: Afghanistan, Kosovo, East Timor,
Kashmir, Palestine, Sierra Leone and South

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Item Specifications...

Pages   196
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2008
Publisher   Trolley
ISBN  1904563732  
ISBN13  9781904563730  

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