"I'm more interested in a photography that is 'unfinished' - a photography that is suggestive and can trigger a conversation or dialogue. There are pictures that are closed, finished, to which there is no way in."
Paolo Pellegrin, born in Rome, initially studied architecture beginning in 1982 before discovering his passion lay in photography. He attended the Instituto Italiano di Fotografia in Rome from 1985 to 1987, and began to work as an assistant to several photographers while starting his first personal projects. Pellegrin is known for his ability to traverse distinct subjects and themes within photography, yet maintain an artistic eye for images that are both spare and dramatic. Paolo Pellegrin became a Magnum nominee in 2001 and has been a full member since 2005.