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Paolo Pellegrin
Italian, b. 1964
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May 30, 2017
In September, 2016 Paolo Pellegrin photographed firefighters on the job in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb northeast of Paris. He documented them as they responded to emergency calls throughout the area: from car accidents to medical emergencies in the heart of the densely populated housing projects; as well as the locals who gather to survey the scene.

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Featured Essays
Mar 3, 2017
Feature - Inside Meaux PrisonPaolo PellegrinAs of January 1st 2017, 78,796 people are in penal custody in France, of which 68,432 are serving prison terms. These figures represent an increase of 2.6% detainees since January 2016 (66,678). Prisons are currently overcrowded as the facilities are only designed to house 58,681 inmates.*
These figures are among the worst in Europe, frequently being noted... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 15, 2016
After the recapture of Qayyara by US backed Iraqi military forces last summer, ISIS fighters have been setting oil fields ablaze leaving a vast toxic cloud over Mosul and surrounding towns.
Engineers estimate that 5,000 barrels of oil are burning every day in an attempt by ISIS fighters to defend Mosul from advancing Iraqi forces by obscuring the view from the sky for Coalition warplanes.
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Featured Essays
Dec 15, 2016
In October 2016, the operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State commenced with a joint effort of Kurdish Peshmergas and Iraqi forces, backed by an international coalition giving air support and advice on the ground. One by one, the villages and small towns on the eastern road to Mosul had to be freed. The massive presence of civilians trying to escape IS controlled areas, raising white flags, made... More...
Featured Essays
Sep 21, 2016
For the last 14 years Paolo Pellegrin has documented the turbulent and historic times that scarred many nations of the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, through the so called 'Arab Spring' to the present day battles and rise of ISIS. This portfolio concentrates on the conflicts, the power struggles, and the devastation that befell the people of Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iraqi... More...