Posts Tagged ‘Paolo Pellegrin’

POYi Punts on Pellegrin Controversy

Posted by on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Pictures of the Year International organizers have finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding Paolo Pellegrin’s prize-winning contest entry. And they dodged the issue that is central to the debate: the legitimacy of one particular documentary-like image of a subject posing with a gun in a parking garage–at Pellegrin’s request. (The subject told PDN that... More

World Press Hits Pellegrin with Wet Noodle (And Other Contest Scandals)

Posted by on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Last week, debate erupted over an image Paolo Pellegrin had entered as part of a portfolio that won prizes at both the World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International competitions. He had apparently cribbed his captions from the New York Times, misidentified the subject of the photo in question, and while he didn’t... More

Paolo Pellegrin and His Subject At Odds Over Photograph

Posted by on Friday February 22, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos In response to allegations that he staged a photograph and plagiarized captions for his prize-winning story about the underside of Rochester, New York, Paolo Pellegrin has defended the work in a statement distributed by Magnum, his agency. The full text of the statement is below. On the BagNews Notes blog, Pellegrin... More

Paolo Pellegrin named POYi Freelance Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin has been named Freelance Photographer of the Year at the Picture of the Year International competition. Runners up were Tomas Munita, the second place winner, and third place winner Paolo Marchetti. Pellegrin’s portfolio of 50 images included selections from projects that mostly explore the wrenching consequences of economic hardship and political... More