Paolo Pellegrin was born in Rome in 1964, and worked for the French agency ‘Vu’ and the
Italian ‘Grazia Neri’. In 2001 he became a Magnum nominee, and in
2003 was accepted as an associate. His first major awards came in 1995, when he
was awarded the first prize in the ‘Daily Life’ category at the World Press Photos for his
work on Aids in Uganda. The following year the same work won the Kodak Young
Photographer Award-Visa D’Or in Perpignan, qualified him for the World
Press Photo Master Class, and won a Euro/Fuji Award. In 1997 his first book
‘Children’, shot in Uganda, Rumania and Bosnia was published and he
received first prize at the International Photofestival in Gijon for the work
from Bosnia. Collaboration with the international medical charity, ‘Medecins sans Frontieres‘
led to his book ‘Cambogia’ in 1999. Learn more.
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