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Born in 1964 in Rome, Italy.

Lives between Rome and New York City.

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 eight World Press Photo 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 has published 6 books.

Paolo Pellegrin presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2008: As I was dying, at the Magasin Electrique. In 2012 there was a screening of Paolo Pellegrin’s work at the Théâtre Antique.

Congo, Rencontres d’Arles 2015 with Alex Majoli.