Franco Pagetti’s series, “The Veils of Aleppo,” developed in Syria in early 2013, has won the Silver Medal in the Professional Press: War category of the 7th Annual Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) Awards.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. “Aleppo’s sheets serve the same purpose: they protect lives,” says Franco Pagetti. “But you’re always aware how fragile they are.”

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