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Paolo Pellegrin
Italian, b. 1964
Featured Essays
Sep 25, 2015
In early September 2015, an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 refugees, roughly 70% of them are Syrians, waited to complete their registration with the authorities in Mytilini, capital city of the Greek island of Lesbos. For most, the living conditions are miserable: sleeping on the ground, no access to toilets and extreme temperatures.
The Greek authorities have been overwhelmed by the number of refugees... More...
Featured Essays
Sep 15, 2015
In late July 2015 Paolo Pellegrin boarded an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) ship tasked with intercepting migrant-packed vessels originating from Libya, bound for Europe.
Eritrean migrants, who were rescued at sea by this ship, the Bourbon Argos, were offloaded and then transported to Reggio Calabria, Italy. The Bourbon Argos was patrolling the waters off of Libya when it encountered two wooden boats... More...
Jun 5, 2015
In this sumptuously printed, large-format publication, distinguished Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli present a collaborative document of the Congo and its people. Bringing together the best of each photographer’s personal styles as well as experimental forays into abstraction and collage, this volume captures what Alain Mabanckou describes as a full range of the landscape, “from... More...
Feb 21, 2013
Congrats to Paolo Pellegrin! He was just named POYI "Photographer of the Year - Freelance/Agency."

Here's some of his work from the Postcards From America project in Rochester that also won him World Press Photo's General News, 2nd prize. More...
Magnum News
Jun 21, 2012
Last night Paolo Pellegrin received the prestigious Visual Leader Award, in the category of reportage, for his column in Zeit Magazin in 2011. More...