Overview participating exhibitions

Dies Irae
2012

Dies Irae

Paolo Pellegrin

DIES IRAE

DIES IRAE is the first large-scale retrospective exhibition for the frequently honoured Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin.

He takes us with him to the black spots on the map, and the black pages of our recent history: from Afghanistan to Sudan, from Tahir Square to Palestinian territory, from Katrina to the tsunami of 2004. This is work that marked by war, revolt and natural violence. But you should not expect pamphleteering. Pellegrin belongs to  a generation of socially engaged photographers who, despite their clear moral compass, refuse to preach and always keep the measure of mankind in mind.

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    A palestinian man is arrested and blindfolded during an Israeli army operation near Jenin, Palestine 2002. ©Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos/Contrasto

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    Basra is seen in flames from afar during the US-led invasion. Irak, 2003. ©Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos/Contrasto

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    The mother of a child killed during an IDF’s incursion is seen mourning in Jenin, Palestine 2002. ©Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos/Contrasto

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    Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade members in Gaza. Palestine, 2004. ©Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos/Contrasto

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    A helicopter used by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Afghan troops lands in Kabul after completing a mission. Afghanistan 2006. ©Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos/Contrasto

Warzone
2010

Warzone

Paolo Pellegrin

AT THE UN (United States, 2005)

War has many faces. In Lebanon and Kosovo, among other places, the Italian photographer Paolo Pellegrin saw what sort of suffering armed conflicts can bring about, but he has also paused to look at the other side of geopolitics. In 2005 he did a series on John Bolton, the hawk and UN criticaster who was appointed as American ambassador to the United Nations by George W. Bush – an appointment that brought down considerable criticism on the then American president's head.

  • AT THE UN (United States, 2005)

    War has many faces. In Lebanon and Kosovo, among other places, the Italian photographer Paolo Pellegrin saw what sort of suffering armed conflicts can bring about, but he has also paused to look at the other side of geopolitics. In 2005 he did a series on John Bolton, the hawk and UN criticaster who was appointed as American ambassador to the United Nations by George W. Bush – an appointment that brought down considerable criticism on the then American president's head.

Katrina
2006

Katrina

Paolo Pellegrin

Nazar - Western eyes
2004

Nazar - Western eyes

Paolo Pellegrin

LIBYA (2002)

The Libyan leader Khadaffi – who has been in power for 33 years now – has the reputation of being ‘the mad dog of the Middle East’, as he was called by Ronald Reagan. He is alleged to have been involved in the bombing of a passenger aeroplane over Lockerby and in the production of weapons of mass destruction. But the Khadaffi of today poses as a diplomat and tries to bring reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israelis. Together with the West he struggles against Al-Qaida, and he wants to transform the Arab world into a sort of European Union. Paolo Pellegrin portrays the Tripoli (Libya’s capital) of today, which reflects the combination of the traditional and modern dictated by Khadaffi. He also photographed Khadaffi himself, a man whose sincerity is still in doubt.

  • LIBYA (2002)

    The Libyan leader Khadaffi – who has been in power for 33 years now – has the reputation of being ‘the mad dog of the Middle East’, as he was called by Ronald Reagan. He is alleged to have been involved in the bombing of a passenger aeroplane over Lockerby and in the production of weapons of mass destruction. But the Khadaffi of today poses as a diplomat and tries to bring reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israelis. Together with the West he struggles against Al-Qaida, and he wants to transform the Arab world into a sort of European Union. Paolo Pellegrin portrays the Tripoli (Libya’s capital) of today, which reflects the combination of the traditional and modern dictated by Khadaffi. He also photographed Khadaffi himself, a man whose sincerity is still in doubt.

  • LIBYA (2002)

  • LIBYA (2002)

  • LIBYA (2002)

The Garden of Eden
1997

The Garden of Eden

Paolo Pellegrin

Biography

Magnum-photographer Paolo Pellegrin (Italy, 1964) strives for photographs that are ‘unfinished’, and therefore invite to discussion and dialogue in a way more outspoken work by many of his colleagues doesn’t. He has published photo books like Kosovo 1999-2000: The Flight of Reason (2002) and Double Blind: War in Lebanon 2006 (2007). With his approach he has brought home eight World Press Photo awards, one Robert Capa Gold Medal Award and one W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.

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Warzone

Warzone

Price EUR 10,00

Confronting Views

Confronting Views

Price EUR 10,00

Nazar

Nazar

Price EUR 15,00

The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden

Price EUR 5,00