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Paolo Pellegrin
Italian, b. 1964 (Member)
Featured Essays
Jun 5, 2018
According to figures released by the French Ministry of Justice, in 2018 France is facing an unprecedented number of inmates in the history of its penitentiary system.
This surge is explained exclusively by the increase of pretrial detentions and short sentences, and it runs up against the capacity of the French penitentiary structures.

In March 2018, Paolo Pellegrin photographed Fleury-Mérogis prison,... More...
Featured Essays
Jan 3, 2018
On December 6, 2017, US President Trump decided to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This sparked outrage among the Muslim world and beyond, with the international community unanimously condemning this decision through the United Nations Security Council, forcing the US to use its veto power. As violent clashes are once more looming, Paolo Pellegrin documents the holy city.

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Featured Essays
Jan 3, 2018
Violent clashes have broken out in Ramallah after President Donald Trump’s December 6 announcement that he plans to build an American embassy in Jerusalem, calling the city Israel’s true capital and turning away from decades of US policy. The decision has enraged Palestinians, who say this has eliminated any chance for a peaceful two state solution with Israel. As of December 19, at least nine Palestinians... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 19, 2017
Lake Chad was once an oasis in the Sahel, the massive arid bands that separates the Sahara from the southern savanna. In the 1970s the lake began receding and then a plague sickened vital herds of livestock. By the 1990s, the lake had shrunk by 95% and inhabitants began starving.
In 2015, Book Haram arrived and began forcing island-villages into their service. The Chadian military then forced 55,000... More...
Nov 3, 2017
An exhibition documenting the beauty of the Italian landscape opens on the shores of Lake Garda

Palazzo Callas, situated in Sirmione, will stage an exhibition devoted to the quintessential beauty of the Italian landscape through the eyes of Magnum photographers.

Featuring over 50 archival photographs of Italy’s landscape, from photographers such as Robert Capa, Elliot Erwitt, Richard Kalvar, Inge... More...