Photographers Paolo Pellegrin, Kosuke Okahara and Curator Andrea Holzherr, Magnum’s Global Exhibitions Director to discuss the Live Lab project. In this talk, Paolo Pellegrin, Kosuke Okahara and Andrea Holzherr discuss the Live Lab project, considering the process of making a body of photographic work, reflecting on both their individual responses and on the collaborative nature of the project.
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- Paolo Pellegrin
- Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome. He studied architecture at L’Università la Sapienza, Rome, Italy before studying photography at l’istituto Italiano di Fotografia, 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. Pellegrin is winner of many awards, including ten World Press Photo awards and numerous Photographer of the Year awards, a Leica Medal of Excellence, an Olivier Rebbot Award, the Hansel-Meith Preis, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. In 2006, he was assigned the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. He lives in London.
- Kosuke Okahara
- Born in 1980 in Tokyo. Based between in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. Okahara grew up in Tokyo and started his career as a photographer after college graduation where he studied education. He has been pursuing the stories based on his theme “Ibasyo” which, in Japanese, refers to physical and emotional space in which one can exist. Okahara has been honored with several awards and grants including W.Eugene Smith Fellowship, Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo, PDN’s 30, Getty grants, Prix Kodak, Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award among others. Okahara’s works have also been exhibited in various venues including museums, galleries, and international photo festivals. He continues shooting the stories that touch him.
- Andréa Holzherr
- Andréa Holzherr (born in 1964 in Tübingen) lives and works in Paris as an exhibition manager, publicist and curator. She studied at the Ecole du Louvre Paris as well as at the Sorbonne. She has been working since 2003 as the global exhibitions director and curator for Magnum Photos, Paris and is responsible for promoting the Magnum Archive through active exhibition work in collaboration with international museums and cultural institutions in Europe. Before, she worked at the Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris as assistant curator to the director. Andréa Holzherr has curated numerous exhibitions, among others Bang Bang, Tatort Kunst 2012 at Haus der Kunst Uri and the CCA, Palma de Mallorca; Mythos Kindheit 2010 at the Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, the Haus für Kunst Uri and the CCA, Palma de Mallorca; Elina Brotherus: The New Painting 2006 at the Finnish Museum of Photography, and Stella Polaris 2006 at Paris Photo. In September 2013 she was the responsible curator for the 5. Fotofestival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg in Germany. Her publications include such titles as Eve Arnold Homage (2012), Helsinki School (2005-2011), George Rodger Unterwegs (2009), Elina Brotherus (2005), as well as numerous publications in specialist contemporary photography magazines.