PAOLO PELLEGRIN
[b. 1964] photojournalist and a member of the Magnum Photos

 
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
I go with the eyes of a foreigner... trying to find relationships, to understand, to create a dialogue. - Paolo Pellegrin
We photographers live in a constant state of schizophrenia because of what we see, what we feel and what we have to overcome. - Paolo Pellegrin
It sometimes happens that you just know... You have a feeling that things are coinciding, and that they operate and work on a number of levels—obviously visual aesthetics, but also content and narrative in terms of the bigger picture. When document and metaphor come together. - Paolo Pellegrin
… I would recommend working to become a more developed and informed individual, a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen. This will translate into a deeper more complex understanding of the world around you, and ultimately into richer and more meaningful photography. - Paolo Pellegrin
You want to be more vulnerable because that’s how your photography becomes more human. In a sense you want to become a totally blank canvas so the subject or situation reflects him or itself upon you. - Paolo Pellegrin
Photography is much like writing to me. It’s a voice. - Paolo Pellegrin
..the abstraction of black and white allows photography to speak in more symbolic terms. Color, sometimes, is all too real. - Paolo Pellegrin
In my work, I present questions and concerns. [It’s] the opportunity to put a system of antibodies into circulation, without any pretense of making the world a better place, but to start a conversation with the world. - Paolo Pellegrin
I believe photography – like many other things one does in life – is the exact expression of who you are at a given moment. - Paolo Pellegrin