| Paolo Pellegrin|
| Sapienza University of Rome|
As I was dying, Double blind, (E) AS I WAS DIYING
Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tsunami Aftermath
World Press Photo Award for General News
Paolo Pellegrin Wikipedia
Paolo Pellegrin (born March 11, 1964) is a photojournalist. He was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of architects. He is a member of the Magnum agency.
Pellegrin studied architecture at L'Università la Sapienza, in Rome, and after three years he decided to change career directions and left to study photography at Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Rome, from 1986 to 1987. During these years, he met the Italian photographer Enzo Ragazzini, who became his mentor.
Between 1987 and 1990 he began working on his first photography projects in Italy, concentrating on immigration, the circus and homelessness. He was also working as an assistant for a number of photographers and videographers. In 1991, after completing a well-paid assignment for the Italian state TV channel, he bought a second-hand car, filled it with his prints and negatives, and moved to Paris where he met Christian Caujolle, who invited him to join Agence Vu, which represented him for nine years.
In 1992 he began working on personal projects, on subjects such as the Romani people in Italy and Bosnia and made several trips to the Balkans after Albania opened its borders. Through Christian Caujolle, he met Grazia Neri, who represented him in Italy. Between 1994 and 1995, he started working on a project about children in post-war Bosnia and travelled in Italy, Romania, Mexico, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya for a project on HIV/AIDS. In 1995 he won his first World Press Photo award for his work on AIDS in Uganda.
The year after, he was awarded the Kodak Young Photographer Award / Visa d'Or at Visa Pour l’Image photography festival for his reportage on AIDS in Uganda and participated in the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass. In 1997 he published his first book, Bambini, on his work about children in Bosnia, Uganda and Romania and was awarded the City of Gijòn International Prize of Photojournalism for his work on children in post-war Bosnia. In 1998 he worked on a project for Médecins Sans Frontières, which became a book, Cambodia, and a traveling exhibition. He won a World Press Photo award for his work in Cambodia. In the same year, he was given his first assignment by Kathy Ryan at the New York Times Magazine to work on blood feuds in Albania with reporter Scott Anderson. This assignment with Anderson marked the beginning of a long-time work collaboration that will result in over ten cover stories for the magazine.
Between 1999 and 2000 he travelled frequently between Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, and Serbia during the war, creating an in-depth reportage on the conflict and its aftermath. He won a World Press Photo for his coverage of the conflict in Kosovo. In 2000 he was offered a contract position at Newsweek magazine by Director of Photography Sarah Harbutt and was awarded the Hasselblad Foundation Grant for Photography for his work in the Balkans. He also published the booklet L´au De La Est La, with his work on children in post-war Bosnia.
In 2001 he became a Magnum Photos nominee and won a World Press Photo award for his work on anti-terrorism in Algeria. During the same year, he won the Leica Medal of Excellence for his work in the Balkans. He began to travel extensively, covering news events mainly in the Middle East and Africa. In 2002 he published the book Kosovo 1999-2000: The Flight of Reason and won the German Hansel-Mieth prize for a story in Bosnia. In 2003 he travelled to cover the US-led invasion of Iraq. In 2004 he began travelling to Darfur to cover humanitarian crisis and won the Olivier Rebbot prize by the Overseas Press Club, USA, for his coverage of Darfur. He also won a World Press Photo award for his reportage on Yasser Arafat’s funeral. With Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli and Ilkka Uimonen, created Off Broadway, a traveling multi-media project. He became a Magnum Photos full member in 2005. In the same year he covered the aftermath of the tsunami and hurricane Katrina and won two World Press Photo awards, one for his work on the funeral of Pope John Paul II, and another for the reportage on the backstage of fashion shows in NYC.
Between 2005 and 2006 he worked on a project about the Guantamano Bay detention center and its former detainees in Afghanistan, Albania, Kuwait and the U.K. In 2006 he travelled to Lebanon to cover the war, where he was injured in Tyre. He won a World Press Photo award for his work in Lebanon and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his long-term project on Islam. In 2007 he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold medal by the Overseas Press Club for his work on the war in Lebanon and won the Leica European Publishers Award for Photography, as the result of which his As I Was Dying was published in seven languages. 2007 was also the year of Double Blind, with his work on the war in Lebanon, with a text by Scott Anderson. He also won City of Gijon International Prize of Photojournalism for his work on Lebanon. During 2008 he travelled to Syria and Jordan for a story about the Iraqi Diaspora and won the Deutsche Fotobuchpreis 2008 for the book As I was Dying and The Lucie International Photography Awards 2008 Book award. He also worked on the New York Times Magazine annual Oscar’s Portfolio.
In 2009 he was awarded Getty Image Professional Editorial Photography Grant for his work on the Iraqi Diaspora in the Middle East and a STERN Spezial Portfolio was published with a monograph of his work. In 2010 published the 5th annual Magnum Photos Fashion Magazine, STORM and the 130th number of the Photo Poche collection. The book Dies Irae was published in 2011, when he travelled to Egypt and Tunisia to cover the revolutions in North Africa. On assignment for Zeit Magazine, covered the Japan’s earthquake and tsunami destructions. He also went on a road trip from San Antonio to Oakland for the Magnum project “Postcards from America” with Jim Goldberg, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky and Susan Meiselas.
In 2012 he published the book Paolo Pellegrin (Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Bayern) and won a World Press Photo Award with his reportage about the tsunami aftermath in Japan. On assignment for Zeit Magazine, he went to Guantanamo once again, to document the U.S. Naval Base and detention center conditions under the Obama administration. He worked in Rochester and Miami for the Magnum project “Postcards from America”. On assignment for Zeit magazine, made a second trip to Rochester.
In 2013 he won his tenth World Press Photo Award with his reportage about Rochester, New York, Photographer of the Year in the 70th annual Pictures of the Year International competition and the prestigious Dr. Erich Salomon Prize 2013.
In 2014 Pellegrin's photos of the band U2 were used in the digital booklet accompanying U2's album Songs of Innocence.1993 - The Homeless, Visa pour l'image, Perpignan, France
1996 - AIDS in Uganda, Visa pour l'image, Perpignan, France, 1996; EFTI, Centro de Imagen, Madrid, Spain, 1997.
1997 - Emergency, Galleria Grazia Neri, Milan, Italy
1997 - Bosnia, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy; The Heritage of War, Chiesa di Santa Monaca, Florence, Italy, 1999.
1998 - Cambodia,Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France,
1998 - Cambogia, Convento Santa Chiara Napoli, Italy, 1999.
1999 - Cambodia, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy;
2000 - Kukes, War in Kosovo, Swedish Parliament, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 - Kosovo 1999-2000, Parsons School of Design, New York
2001 - Paolo Pellegrin, Leica Gallery, New York
2002 - Traces of War, [Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden, 2002; Mercati di Traiano, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Rome, 2002; Malmo Museer, Sweden, 2006.
2004 - Israel and Palestine, Bildens Hus Fotomuseet, Sundsvall, Sweden
2005 - The War of Desires, A3 Gallery, Moscow
2006 - Traces, Galleria Santa Cecilia, Rome
2007 - Broken Landscape, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Italy
2007 - Darfur, Holocaust Museum, Berlin, Germany
2007 - Double Blind, CVZ Contemporary, New York, 2007; Fovea exhibitions, New York, 2008.
2008 - As I Was Dying, Leica Galerie, Solms, Germany, 2008; Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France; Magnum Gallery, Paris; Zephyr Weltkulturen Museum, Mannheim, Germany; Western Australian Maritime Museum, Perth, Australia, 2008; Städtische Galerie, Iserlohn, Germany, 2012; Photobastei, Zürich, 2014.
2008 - Nero Avorio, Casa della Confraternita], Udine, Italy
2008 - Paolo Pellegrin, Bonni Benrubi Gallery], New York
2008 - Iraqi Diaspora, Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France
2009 - Black Mountains, Reportage Atri Festival, Italy
2010 - Retrospective, Galerie Fait et Cause, Paris
2010 - Paolo Pellegrin, [Galerie de l’Instant, Paris, 2010; Spazio Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
2011 - Paolo Pellegrin Solo Exhibition, Galerie Fait et Cause, Paris
2011 - Paolo Pellegrin Retrospective, Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Bayern, Munich, Germany
2011 - Dies Irae, Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia, Milan, Italy
2011 - Dies Irae, FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck, AT
2011 - Paolo Pellegrin Retrospective, Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Bayern, Munich, Germany
2011 - As I was Dying, Palacij Ljublijankega gradu, March, Ljublijana, SLO
2012 - Dies Irae, Maison de La Photographie, Paris
2012 - Paolo Pellegrin, Galerie Italienne, Paris, 2012; Magnum Gallery, Paris
2012 - Dies Irae, Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands
2012 - As I was Dying, Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Iserlohn, Germany
2013 - Another Country, Fotografia - Festival Internazionale di Roma, Macro, Rome, 2013; Leica Galerie, Milan, Italy, 2015; Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emila, Italy, 2016.
2013 - Passaggi, Galleria del Cembalo, Rome Italy
2013 - Combating Chemical Weapons - Nobel Peace Prize exhibition 2013, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, NO
2014 - Gaza Portraits, Perspektivet Museum, Tromso, Norway
2014 - As I was Dying Photobastei, Zurich, CH
2014 - As I was Dying, Haus der Photographie, January – March, Hamburg, Germany
2015 - As I was Dying IG Halle im Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil, CH
2015 - Hafen, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2015 - Sevla, Fotografia - Festival Internazionale di Roma, MACRO, Rome
2016 - Great Performers, F11 Photographic Museum, Hong Kong
2016 - Sevla, Umbria World Fest, Foligno, Italy
2017 - Frontiers, Forte di Bard, April - November, Bard, Aosta Valley, IT
2003 -Quotidiano al femminile, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, Italy
2003 - Confronting Views: Nine Photographers on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, The Photographers' Gallery, London
2003 - Confronto di sguardi / Confronting views. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Contemporaneo Temporaneo, Rome, Italy
2003 - Phantom der Lust. Visionen des Masochismus in der Kunst Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria
2003 - Exhibitions at Dokument 03. Bildens Hus, fotomuseet, Sundsvall, Sweden
2004 - Off Broadway, 60 Mercer Street, New York City
2004 - 11th Noorderlicht Photofestival 2004, Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
2004 - L'Ulivo - dono del Mediterraneo Galleria Grazia Neri, Milan, Italy
2004 - Magnum Stories, The Guardian Newsroom, London
2004 - Un mondo possibile – Le vie dello sviluppo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
2005 - Off Broadway, Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin, Germany
2006 - Katrina - An Unnatural Disaster, Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
2006 - Off Broadway, sei giovani fotografi di Magnum, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2006 - The Sexy Mediterranean, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 - Euro Visions, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
2007 - Indianscope, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France
2007 - Degrees of Separation, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York City
2007 - Vor den Augen der Welt, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany
2007 - Berlin 1946 - 2006, Camera Work AG, Berlin
2007 - Altri mondi - FotoGrafia, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Rome
2007 - Turkey by Magnum, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
2007 - Darfur/Darfur, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
2007 - Paesaggio Prossimo, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
2007 - Apocalypse: Contemporary Visions, Candace Dwan Gallery, NY
2008 - Disposable People, Hayward Gallery, London
2008 - Access to Life, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
2008 - MAGNUM Photos 60 years, Stedelijk Museum Post CS, Amsterdam
2009 - Tel Aviv Durch die Linse von Magnum Fotografen, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2009 - Georgian Spring, Magnum Photos traveling exhibition: Uferallen, Berlin Germany; Teatro Circo Price, Madrid, Spain; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
2009 - Droit dans les yeux, Polka Galerie, Paris, France
2010 - demain/hier - tomorrow/yesterday, Magnum Gallery, Paris
2010 - Haiti Earthquake, Reportage Atri Festival, Atri, Italy
2010 - Magnum. Shifting Media. New Role of Photography, C/O Berlin, Berlin
2010 - Disquieting Images, Triennale, Milan, Italy
2011 - L'ombre de la guerre, Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris
2011 - Ombre di guerra, Ara Pacis, Rome, IT
2012 - Photojournalistes N.4, Galerie de l'Instant, Paris
2012 - The New York Times Magazine Photographs, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2012 - Photography in Mexico, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2012 - Delpire &Co, The gallery at Hermes, NY
2012 - Time in Turkey, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
2013 - Deutschlandreise, ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim, Germany
2013 - Photojournalistes N.5, Galerie de l'Instant, Paris
2013 - 25 Masters of Photography: Pictures of Turkey, art place berlin, Berlin
2013 - Visual Leader 2013, Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2013 - Wunden der Welt, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabrück, Germany
2013 - Deutschlandreise, 5. Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, ZEPHYR Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim, Germany
2013 - Grenzgänge. - Magnum: Trans-Territories Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie Mannheim, Germany
2013 - Passaggi, Galleria del Cembalo, Rome
2014 - Deutschlandreise. Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Eschborn, Germany
2014 - The New York Times Magazine Photographs, Aperture Foundation Gallery, NY
2014 - Magnum Contact Sheets, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest
2014 - Postcards from America: Milwaukee, eleven Magnum photographers, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
2014 - Congo, Atelier Richelieu, Paris, 2014; Magasin Électrique, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France, 2015.
2015 - A occhi aperti - (With Open Eyes), Reggia di Venaria, Turin, Italy
2015 - A occhi aperti, AuditoriumExpo – Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Rome
2015 - Terres dévastées, Festival Photo Peuples et Nature de La Gacilly, La Gacilly, Morbihan, France
2015 - Speak Truth to Power, Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
2015 - Magnum - Contact Sheets, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam,
2015 - Merry Christmas!, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2016 - FotoGrafia. Festival Internazionale di Roma, Rome
2016 - The Rome Commission 2003-201, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, London
2016 - 11th European Photography - Reggio Emilia, European Photography - Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2016 - 7th BredaPhoto International Photo Festival, Breda Photo, Breda, Netherlands
2016 - Desperate Crossing, Istituto Italiano di Cultura] New York.
2016 - Extraordinary Visions. L'Italia ci guarda, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
2016 - Fields of War, Massimo De Carlo, London
2017 - L'Italia di Magnum Da Henri Cartier-Bresson a Paolo Pellegrin, March–May, Camera, Torino, Italy