An anthological exhibition by the famous photographer Paolo PellegrinIn 2018, after three years of work on the archive, the famous photographer Paolo Pellegrin, from the historic photo studio Magnum Photos, inaugurated an anthological exhibition of his works. After winning numerous international awards with exhibitions that marked his artistic career, his works finally arrived in the Rooms of the Arts of the Reggia di Venaria and can be visited through a mesmerising itinerary.
Between light and dark, over 200 photographs bring us on a journey from the armed conflicts that tear the world apart to the climatic crisis in which Nature – and man – is the protagonist. We will also discover the space within the walls of his studio, “rearranged” at each stage of the exhibition, to allow the observer to enter the world of the Author and deeply understand the choices, intuitions and urgencies of his unstoppable and multifaceted research.
Project by Germano Celant, curated by Annalisa D'Angelo for the Reggia di Venaria.
Paolo Pellegrin was born in Rome in 1964. After studying architecture, he focused on photography. After working for ten years for Agence Vu, in 2001 he joined Magnum Photos as a nominee, and become a full member in 2005.
He collaborated with “Newsweek” for ten years. He received several international awards throughout his career, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. In 2006 he received the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.
His photos have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries including the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Rencontres d'Arles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the MAXXI in Rome, the Aperture Foundation Gallery, the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.
He currently lives in London.