Paolo Pellegrin for the Photographer’s Interview project.

The recent announcement of World Press Photo’s winner Paul Hansen (and the debate on image post-production) brought to my mind this encounter:

Outtake shot from the interview with Paolo Pellegrin in Rome, September 2012.

“Yes, I think photojournalism is still necessary. I think it’s a completely different language compared to television or radio. It takes a specific effort of interpretation from the viewer – but particularly because of that, it creates a stronger connection and understandment between who creates the image and who looks at it.”

Here is the link to this year’s winners: (TIME Lightbox)


Paolo Pellegrin in his office. Rome 2012 – From the Photographer’s interview project / still in the works.

© Mattia Balsamini 2012

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