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Friday, January 11, 2008

Update: Paolo Pellegrin, Scott Anderson appearing at Fovea Exhibitions Beacon Gallery

Here's an update on tomorrow's reception at Fovea. War correspondent Scott Anderson will be joining photographer Paolo Pellegrin in attending the reception and book signing:

Join Paolo Pellegrin and Scott Anderson at Fovea Exhibitions Beacon
Gallery tomorrow from 4-8pm, for a book signing and opening reception
for "DoubleBlind: Lebanon Conflict 2006"

Paolo Pellegrin was born in Rome, Italy in 1964. He became a full
member of Magnum Photos in 2005 and has been a Newsweek contract
photographer since 2000. He was awarded the prestigious Eugene Smith
Award in 2006.

Scott Anderson is a veteran war correspondent, a contributing writer
for the New York Times Magazine, whose work also appears in Vanity
Fair, Esquire, Harper's, Outside and many other publications. Over the
years he has reported from Beirut, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Israel,
Sudan, Sarajevo, El Salvador and many other war-torn countries. He is
the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Triage, as well as the
nonfiction book The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Life and
Mysterious Disappearance of Fred Cuny and, with his brother Jon Lee
Anderson War Zones. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's School, Anderson
lives in upstate New York with his wife, the filmmaker Nanette
Burstein.

Pellegrin and Anderson were both wounded in a missile attack by an
Israeli drone, which fired on their vehicle as they traveled through
the city of Tyre. Along with the civilians of southern Lebanon, they
were stranded for weeks under heavy bombing and air strikes while
covering this story.

Images included in the exhibition can be previewed at the Magnum Photos website

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