Paolo Pellegrin LEBANON. Beirut . August 2006. Moments after an Israeli air strike destroyed several buildings in Dahia. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin ITALY. Rome, 2015. Sevla's family.

Angelina. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin IRAQ. 2016. A man fleeing from ISIS controlled areas is seen in the outskirts of eastern Mosul. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A man arrested by the police after assaulting his father. 2012 © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A family. USA. Rochester, NY. 2013. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A tatooed man.
Rochester, NY. USA 2012 © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin On March 11th 2011 a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the north east coast of Japan. It was the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan and one of the five most powerful in the wor (...)
Paolo Pellegrin ANTARCTICA. 2017. NASA IceBridge flight surveying climate change in Antarctica.

Aerials taken from a NASA P3 plane flying over South Peninsula A. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin USA. El Paso, Texas. 2011. Two men who attempted to enter the U.S. illegally run across the dry Rio Grande riverbed back to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, after being spotted by the american Border Patrol. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin The death of pope John Paul II. Vatican City, April 2, 2005 © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin KOSOVO. Town of Pristina. 2000.

Crows over the cemetery. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A thermal blanket. Lesbos, Greece, 2015 © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin ITALY. Rome, 2015. Sevla's family.

Erma, a Roma girl of Bosnian origin, with the best dress worn for the photo shoot. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

More than 200 analogue and digital prints, some vintage, some unpublished, are displayed in the exhibition accompanied by the bare minimum of interpretive text. Instead, the photographs are contextualized by occasional video clips shot by the photographer and a fascinating installation – created in the gallery by Pellegrin himself – which uses notebooks, sketches, prints, negatives, transparencies and printed ephemera to showcase the exhaustive process of visual research which underpins Pellegrin’s working practice. The interactive nature of the installation entices the visitor to browse and investigate, thereby experiencing something of the way in which Pellegrin works.

An Anthology is a fitting tribute to Pellegrin’s lifelong engagement with the human condition, but it also serves as an important reminder that reportage photography was, is, and always will be far more than simply a medium for news and information.

You can learn more about the work, on Magnum, here.

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