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    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