Paolo Pellegrin

Italian, b. 1964

Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He studied architecture at L'Università la Sapienza, Rome, Italy. After three years, he decided to change career directions and left to study photography.

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 nine World Press Photo awards 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 Photography. He lives in New York and Rome.

His books include Paolo Pellegrin (Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Bayern 2012), Dies Irae (Contrasto, Italy, 2011); Paolo Pellegrin (Actes Sud, 2010); As I Was Dying (Actes Sud, France, 2007); Double Blind (Trolley, 2007); Kosovo 1999-2000: The Flight of Reason (Trolley, USA, 2002); L'au delà est là (Le Point du Jour, France, 2001); Cambogia (Federico Motta Editore, Italy, 1998) and Bambini (Sinnos, Italy, 1997)

2008       The Lucie International Photography Awards 2008 Book award for "As I Was Dying"
2008       Picture of the Year International's Best Use Books for "Double Blind: War in

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 Award, USA
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

2009      Getty Image Professional Editorial Photography Grant
2006      W.E. Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography
2000      Hasselblad Foundation Grant for Photography

Main Solo Exhibitions
2011      Paolo Pellegrin Retrospective. Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Bayern, Munich, Germany
2011      Paolo Pellegrin. Spazio Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
2011      As I Was Dying. Palacij Ljublijankega Gradu, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010      Paolo Pellegrin. Galerie de l'Instant, Paris, France
2010      Retrospective. Galerie Fait et Cause, Paris, France
2009      Black Mountains. Reportage Atri Festival, Italy
2008      As I Was Dying. Western Australian Maritime Museum, Perth, Australia
2008      Iraqi Diaspora. Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan, France
2008      Paolo Pellegrin. Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, USA
2008      As I was Dying. Zephyr Weltkulturen Museum, Mannheim, Germany
2008      As I was Dying. Magnum Gallery. Paris, France
2008      As I was Dying. Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
2008      Ner Avorio. Casa della Confraternita, Udine, Italy
2008      As I was Dying. Leica Galerie, Solms, Germany
2008      Double Blind. Fovea exhibitions. New York, USA
2007      Double Blind. CVZ Contemporary, New York, USA
2007      Darfur. Holocaust Museum, Berlin, Germany
2007      Broken Landscape. Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Italy
2006      Traces. Galleria Santa Cecilia. Rome, Italy
2006      Traces of War. Malmo Museer, Sweden
2005      The War of Desires. House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
2004      Israel and Palestine. Bildens Hus Fotomuseet, Sundsvall, Sweden
2002      Traces of War. Mercati di Traiano, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Rome, Italy
2002      Traces of War. Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden
2001      Paolo Pellegrin. Leica Gallery, New York City, USA
2001      Kosovo 1999-2000. Parson School of Design, New York City, USA
2000      Kukes. War in Kosovo, Swedish Parliament, Stockholm, Sweden
1999      Cambodia. Convento S Chiara Napoli, Italy
1999      Bosnia. The Heritage of War. Chiesa di Santa Monaca, Firenze, Italy
1999      Cambodia. Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan, France
1998      Cambodia. Galleria Sozzani, Milano, Italy
1997      Bosnia. Palazzo Renzo, Bologna, Italy
1997      AIDS in Uganda. EFTI, Centro de Imagen, Madrid, Spain
1997      Emergency. Galleria Grazia Neri, Milano, Italy
1996      AIDS in Uganda. Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan, France
1993      The Homeless. Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan, France

Main Group Exhibitions
2010      Disquieting Images. Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
2010      Magnum. Shifting Media. New Role of Photography. C/O Berlin, Germany
2010      Haiti Earthquake. Reportage Atri Festival, Atri, Italy
2009      Georgian Spring. Magnum Photos traveling exhibition: Uferallen, Berlin, Germany; Teatro Circo Price, Madrid, Spain; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2008      Access to Life. Cororan Museum, Washington D.C., USA
2008      Disposable People. Hayward Gallery, London, UK
2007      Darfur/Darfur. George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY, USA
2007      FotoGrafia. Festival Internazianle di Roma. Italy
2007      Berlin 1946 - 2006. Camera Work AG, Berlin, Germany
2007      Vor den Augen der Welt. Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany
2007      Degrees of separation. Michael Mazzeo Gallery. New York City, USA
2007      Indianscope. Maison de la Photographie. Lille, France
2007      Euro Visions. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
2006      Off Broadway. Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2006      Katrina - An Unnatural Disaster. Noorderlich Gallery. Groningen, Holland
2004      11th Noorderlich Photofestival 2004. Stichting Fotografie Noorderlich. Groningen, Holland
2003      Confronting Views: Nine Photographers on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
2003      Exhibitions at Dokument 03. Bildens Hus. Fotomuseet. Sundsvall, Sweden

2010      Paolo Pellegrin, Actes Sud, PHOTO POCHE France
2010      Fashion Magazine: STORM, Magnum Photos, France
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