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Paolo Pellegrin
Italian, b. 1964
Featured Essays
Jan 25, 2016
In 2014, Paolo Pellegrin got exceptional access to a group of Salafists in Egypt. These pictures account for their everyday lives and traditions, that few outsiders have experienced before.
Salafism is roughly divided in three branches. The first two are the largest ones and nonviolent, they differ in terms of political involvement. The third and smallest one are the jihadists.
The specific branch... More...
Featured Essays
Jan 14, 2016
In August 2015, Paolo Pellegrin travelled to Albania to witness an awake brain cancer surgery, performed at the department of neurosurgery of the Mother Theresa University Hospital.

Professor Henry Marsh helped pioneer this procedure, used to remove a kind of brain tumor that looks just like the brain itself. Specificity of this kind of operation is that patients have to stay conscious during the... More...
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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...
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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...