curated by Annalisa D’Angelo e Denis Curti
Civili arrivano a Tiro dopo essere fuggiti dai loro villaggi nel sud del Libano durante i raid aerei israeliani. Tiro, Libano 2006
The exhibition, organized by Marsilio Arte and Studio Pellegrin, is curated by Denis Curti and Annalisa D'Angelo and created in collaboration with Magnum Photos, is dedicated to the work of Paolo Pellegrin (Rome, 1964), one of the most important contemporary Italian photographers , committed to bearing witness to the great conflicts that animate contemporaneity.
Through his reporting, Pellegrin has documented many of the major wars and health emergencies of our time.
Witness to current events, Paolo Pellegrin also investigates through the photographic medium the effects of climate change including environmental catastrophes, reflecting on the power of nature, captured in its various manifestations, and at the same time on the fragile balance at the basis of life on Earth .
And Venice itself, a fragile but energetic and complex city, which has at heart the sustainable development of its rich territory and the protection and conservation of its environmental, historical and cultural heritage, will give voice to the project which describes the photographer Paolo Pellegrin as a reporter fond of issues environmental.
The exhibition is structured in several parts that dialogue with each other, following the evolution of the artist's research and the themes that animate the working and creative path of Paolo Pellegrin, committed for decades to documenting conflicts in war zones and to restoring a complex visual perception of reality. In the exhibition itinerary you find yourself immersed in the richness of his photographic work.
From Gaza to Beirut, and then El Paso, Tokyo, Rome, the USA, Lesbos, and finally the conflict in Ukraine where Pellegrin has visited several times over the last year. The latest shots, many of which are unpublished, tell the story of a people under attack, of victims and fighters, of places that no longer exist and others that resist.
Angelina gioca a casa di sua nonna Sevla. Roma, Italia 2015
Baia di Disko. Ilulissat, Groenlandia 2021
Pellegrin's images restore the fragility and strength of a humanity that manifests its most intimate emotions in dialogue with the greatness of Nature, in an attempt to dissect one of the crucial themes of contemporaneity: the relationship between man and his environment natural.
From the tsunami in Japan, to the great fires in Australia, to the imposing glaciers in Antarctica which continue to melt at rapid rates, to the free flight of starlings in Denmark and the journey of sea eagles, or through the political landscapes in Mexico the present is questioned and the last thirty years of history.
The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual Marsilio Arte catalogue
Un uomo arrestato dalla polizia per aggressione nei confronti del padre. Rochester, Stati Uniti 2012
Paolo Pellegrin is one of the most important photojournalists in the world to have documented many of this generation's major disasters and conflicts, from revolutions to wars to tsunamis. Pellegrin wants his work to "create a bridge... to say something that goes beyond the surface, that vibrates, that resonates." This approach led him to photograph in Lebanon, Iran, Palestine, Romania, Afghanistan, Libya, Cuba, the United States, Mali, Egypt, Algeria, Haiti, Tunisia and Indonesia.
Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He studied architecture at the Sapienza University of Rome before studying photography at the Italian Institute of Photography. Between 1991 and 2001 Pellegrin was represented by Agence VU in Paris and worked on contract for Newsweek for ten years.
He is featured in many major publications including TIME, the New York Times, Newsweek and the New York Times Magazine. Pellegrin has won numerous awards, including 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 awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in humanistic photography.
In 2001 he was a candidate to join Magnum Foto and became a full member in 2005.
*credit tutte le immagini di Paolo Pellegrin © Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum Photos
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