Refugees on the coast. Mytilini, Lesbos, Greece. 2015. by Paolo Pellegrin.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Paolo Pellegrin
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Paolo Pellegrin on the back of print "Refugees on the coast. Mytilini, Lesbos, Greece. 2015."
"Newly arrived refugees pass time in Lesbos, Greece, as they wait for their registration process to be completed. Many of them endured weeks and months of waiting before they could continue their journey to the Greek mainland. During that difficult time, as thousands of refugees arrived on the tiny island, there were many examples of support and solidarity among the local population. Some residents opened their homes to new arrivals. Others volunteered to search for rafts adrift at sea, saving hundreds of people from drowning. At that time, the community's support was extraordinary."
Paolo Pellegrin is a photojournalist. He was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of architects. He studied architecture at L'Università la Sapienza, Rome, Italy. After that, he studied photography at the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia also in Rome. Between 1991 and 2001 Agence VU in Paris represented Pellegrin. In 2001 he became a Magnum Photos nominee. And then a full member in 2005. Also, he was a contract photographer for Newsweek for ten years. Pellegrin is winner of many awards. For example, ten World Press Photo awards and numerous Photographer of the Year awards, a Leica Medal of Excellence, an Olivier Rebbot Award, the Hansel-Meith Preis, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award.
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