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Veiled Aleppo

Veiled Aleppo © Franco Pagetti

September 23, 2015 - June 5, 2016
Hiatt Gallery

Above: © Franco Pagetti

Sheets line the devastated streets of Aleppo, Syria, acting as shields to obscure Free Syrian Army soldiers from the view of Bashar al-Assad's security force snipers. Before the war, these sheets served a very different purpose as residents used them for privacy or to protect their homes from harsh weather. This exhibition features the work of Milan-based photojournalist Franco Pagetti, who worked in Aleppo at the start of the Syrian civil war.

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For more background on the crisis in Syria, please see the following links:

Syria: The story of the conflict - BBC
Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule - Vanity Fair
Syria: Broken Nation - Aljazeera
Spotlight: Syrian crisis - Aljazeera

Press

War's stark horror unveiled in Worcester Art Museum's 'Aleppo' exhibit - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Press Release

Veiled Aleppo Examines Effects of Syrian Civil War in one of the Nation's Largest Cities - September 21, 2015