Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He studied archi- tecture at L'Università la Sapienza Rome, Italy, before studying photography at l'Istituto Italiano di Fotografia also in Rome.Read More
Between 1991 and 2001 Pellegrin was represented by Agence VU in Paris. In 2001 he became a Magnum Photos nominee and a full member in 2005. He was a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine in the United States and ZEIT magazine in Germany.
Pellegrin is the winner of many awards, including ten World Press Photo awards and numerous Photographer of the Year awards, the Leica Medal of Excellence, the 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.
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