Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He became a Magnum Photos nominee in 2001 and a full member in 2005.
He is a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine. Pellegrin is winner of many awards, including eight 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 assigned the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.
He is one of the founding members of the touring exhibition and installation Off Broadway along with Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli and Ilkka Uimonen. He has published four books.
He lives in New York and Rome.
2008 Picture of the Year International’s Best Use Books for “Double Blind: War in Lebanon.”
2007 The ‘Deutsche Fotobuchpreis 2008’ for the book ‘As I Was Dying’
2007 Antonio Russo National Prize for War Reportage
2007 “City of Gijón” International Prize Of Photojournalism
2007 Leica European Publishers Award for Photography
2007 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award
2007 World Press Photo 1st Prize General News.
2006 World Press Photo 1st Prize Portraits.
2006 World Press Photo 3rd Prize Arts and Entertainment.
2005 World Press Photo 2nd Prize General News.
2004 Olivier Rebbot Award Overseas Press Club, USA.
2003 Pesaresi Prize.
2002 Hansel-Meith Preis.
2002 World Press Photo 1st Prize General New Stories.
2002 Leica Oscar Barnack Award.Honorable Mention
2001 EuroFuji Award/Italy.
2001 Leica Medal of Excellence.
2000 World Press Photo 1st Prize People in the News.
1999 World Press Photo 3rd Prize Portraits.
2006 Several citations at the Picture of the Year International Award, USA.
1997 “City of Gijón” International Prize Of Photojournalism
1996 Kodak Young Photographer Award – Visa d’Or, Perpignan, France.
1996 EuroFuji Award/Italy
1995 World Press Photo 1st Prize daily Life.