Franco Pagetti has been a news photographer since 1994, with much of his work involving conflict situations: South Sudan (1997), Afghanistan (1997, 1998, 2001), Kosovo (1999), East Timor (1999), Kashmir (1998, 2000, 2001), Palestine (2002), Sierrra Leone (2001) and Iraq (2003-2008). His non-conflict news photography has included assignments in India, the Vatican City, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and his native Italy. In addition to TIME Magazine, he has worked on assignment for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Stern. His work has been published in Le Figaro, Paris Match, The Times of London, The Independent and DAYS Japan magazine.
Pagetti's decade of work covering the Iraq war is on display at an exhibition in New York City called "Flashback, Iraq," opening March 19, 2013.