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: http://ti.me/12o2TOf (TIME Lightbox)
Paolo Pellegrin in his office. Rome 2012 – From the Photographer’s interview project / still in the works.
© Mattia Balsamini 2012