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Since 2000, Paolo Pellegrin has reported from both sides in the long-standing Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Between 27th December of 2008 and 18th of January 2009, the Israeli military carried out an attack on the Gaza Strip named Operation Cast Lead. The magnitude of the harm to the population, buildings and infrastructure was unprecedented.
In Gaza Portraits Pellegrin meets Palestinian civilians who had their lives dramatically changed. Due to severe injuries and loss oflimbs, many lost their ability to support their families or to complete their education.
Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. Between 1991 and 2001 Pellegrin was represented by Agence VU in Paris. In 2001 he became a Magnum Photos nominee and a full member in 2005. He was a contract photographer for Newsweek for ten years.