Winner Of W. Eugene Smith Award 2006
As I Was Dying
As I Was Dying documents the horror of conflict and the anguish of those innocent victims swept up in events beyond their control. Emotive images record the desperation of the displaced and the terror of those who witness the destruction of their homes and the death of their loved ones.
Featuring 40 photographs from Lebanon, Haiti, Afghanistan and the funeral of Pope John Paul II, As I Was Dying is an unflinching and memorable record of man’s inhumanity to man and explores our response to death.
As I Was Dying is a Magnum Photos Touring Exhibition with assitance of Fotofreo Photography Festival.
Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He became a Magnum Photos nominee in 2001 and a full member in 2005. He is a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine. Pellegrin is winner of many awards, including eight World Press Photo 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.
He is one of the founding members of the touring exhibition and installation Off Broadway along with Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli and Ilkka Uimonen. He has published four books. He lives in New York and Rome.