Feature - Paolo Pellegrin wins World Press Photo with "Desperate Crossings" multimedia story.
Paolo Pellegrin was awarded the Immersive Storytelling prize from World Press Photo with Desperate Crossings, a story he did last summer with writer Scott Anderson for New York Times Magazine.
In late July 2015 Paolo Pellegrin boarded an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) ship, the Bourbon Argos, tasked with intercepting migrant-packed vessels originating from Libya bound for Europe.
Eritrean migrants were rescued at sea by the ship and transported to Reggio Calabria, Italy. According to MSF, the Bourbon Argos was patrolling the waters off the coast of Libya when it encountered two wooden boats carrying...