Based on his book of the same title, the exhibition reveals the photographer’s emotive gaze that transports viewers to the front lines of the human drama of contemporary history. Pellegrin captures moments of pain, struggle and strength, in places far and wide, and with people as their common denominator. Japan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Ethiopia, Liberia, Sudan, Angola, Haiti, Kosovo, Cuba, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, the Vatican and France, diverse places and people parade before our eyes through Pellegrin’s black and white frames. Light, darkness, bodies and expressions are the stars of the photographer’s imagery, often in unusual configurations and with an intensity that bursts out of the two-dimensional images to demand the viewer’s attention and contemplation.


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Syggrou Avenue 364, 17674 Kallithea

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