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The survivors: Portraits of Baghdad


Need to Know presents VII Magazine, a journalistic partnership with VII Photo, giving our readers unprecedented intimate access to the work of the world’s leading photojournalists. Every day, our partners at VII will showcase a new photo, and each week, a new video or audio slideshow.

This week:
Photographer Franco Pagetti’s series of black-and-white portraits capture the faces of ordinary Iraqis in Baghdad — a butcher, a tea seller, a fishmonger, a baker, a shoe shiner et al — trapped amid the violence, politics and suicide bombings that have become an almost weekly occurrence in the capital. The survivors.

Note: This audio slideshow can be found in VII Magazine’s archives. To view it, visit the VII Magazine page and click on the “Features” tab.