"I'm more interested in a photography that is 'unfinished' - a
photography that is suggestive and can trigger a conversation or
dialogue. There are pictures that are closed, finished, to which
there is no way in."
Paolo Pellegrin joined Magnum Photos in 2001 and became a full
Member in 2005.
Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He became a Magnum Photos
nominee in 2001 and a full member in 2005. He is a contract
photographer for Newsweek magazine. Pellegrin is winner of many
awards, including eight World Press Photo and numerous Photographer
of the Year Awards, a Leica Medal of Excellence, an Olivier Rebbot
Award, the Hansel-Meith Preis, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award.
In 2006 he was assigned the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic
He is one of the founding members of the touring exhibition and
installation Off Broadway along with Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli and
Ilkka Uimonen. He has published four books. He lives in New York and
2007 The 'Deutsche Fotobuchpreis 2008' for the book 'As I Was Dying'
2007 Antonio Russo National Prize for War Reportage
2007 "City of Gijón" International Prize Of Photojournalism
2007 Leica European Publishers Award for Photography
2007 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award
2007 World Press Photo 1st Prize General News.
2006 World Press Photo 1st Prize Portraits.
2006 World Press Photo 3rd Prize Arts and Entertainment.
2005 World Press Photo 2nd Prize General News.
2004 Olivier Rebbot Award Overseas Press Club, USA.
2003 Pesaresi Prize.
2002 Hansel-Meith Preis.
2002 World Press Photo 1st Prize General New Stories.
2002 Leica Oscar Barnack Award.Honorable Mention
2001 EuroFuji Award/Italy.
2001 Leica Medal of Excellence.
2000 World Press Photo 1st Prize People in the News.
1999 World Press Photo 3rd Prize Portraits.
2006 Several citations at the Picture of the Year International
1997 "City of Gijón" International Prize Of Photojournalism
1996 Kodak Young Photographer Award - Visa d'Or, Perpignan, France.
1996 EuroFuji Award/Italy
1995 World Press Photo 1st Prize daily Life.
2006 W.E. Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.
2000 Hasselblad Foundation Grant for Photography
2007 Double Blind - CVZ Contemporary, New York, USA
2007 Darfur - Holocaust Museum, Berlin, Germany
2007 Broken Landscape - Museo di Roma. Rome, Italy
2006 Traces - Galleria Santa Cecilia, Roma, Italy
Traces of War - Malm? Museer, Malm?, Sweden
2005 The War of Desires - House of Photography, Moscow
2004 Israel and Palestine - Bildens Hus Fotomuseet, Sundsvall,
2002 Traces of War - Hasselblad Center, G?teborg, Sweden
2007 As I was Dying Actes Sud, France
2007 Double Blind , Trolley.
2002 Kosovo 1999-2000: The Flight of Reason, Trolley, USA
2001 L'au delà est là, Le Point du Jour, France
1998 Cambogia, Federico Motta Editore, Italy
1997 Bambini, Sinnos, Italy