Paolo Pellegrin, As I was dying, 2007

Cover with Obi (Belly-band) back and front

Cover with Obi (belly-band) back and front

 

Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin’s photographs grab you by the guts. His sense of composition and balance, combined with his ability to touch the viewers’ emotions, make this book uniquely special. The images were taken in various conflict-torn or conflict-affected, countries such as Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Palestine, Afghanistan, Haiti, Indonesia and Albania, as well as the US Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The compositional perfection of his images make it bearable to look at these otherwise unbearable situations and moments. This book is packed with powerful black and white images, exactly as we have come to expect from such a master as Paolo Pellegrin. As with any photojournalist, I have great admiration and respect both for him and the work he does. Mostly underpaid, driven by the force of their raw enthusiasm to create images, such photojournalists regularly risk their lives to make a positive change in the world. Let us treasure them!

This book received the Leica European publishers award for photography 2007.

Paolo Pellegrin at Magnum P h o t o s:  www.magnumphotos.com

Published 2007

in Great Britain by Dewi Lewis Publishing under the title: As I was dying
in Italy by Peliti Associati under the title: As I was dying
in France by Actes Sud under the title: Alors que je mourais…
in Greece by Apeiron Photo under the title: As I was dying
in Germany by Edition Braus at Wachter Verlag under the title: As I was dying
in Spain by Lunwerk Editores under the title: As I was dying
in the Netherlands by Mets & Schilt under the title: As I was dying

Hard cover with Obi (Belly-band)

App. 24.5 x 30.4cm

140 pages

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French edition published by Actes Sud, cover front with Obi (belly-band)

French edition published by Actes Sud, cover front with Obi (belly-band)