Paolo Pellegrin’s Photographic Quest for the Sublime | The New Yorker


Paolo Pellegrin’s Photographic Quest for the Sublime

Paolo Pellegrin’s Photographic Quest for the Sublime

For as long as the celebrated photojournalist has been doing his best work, he has been grappling with the threat of blindness.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/05/23/paolo-pellegrins-photographic-quest-for-the-sublime

“To find silence, you need silence,” Pellegrin had observed, and as we drove in darkness no one spoke. An hour later, Anthony parked in the sand. Pellegrin handed me a flash and a tripod, and we set off on foot into the dunes. Here there was no sky; a thick fog obscured it. Individual particles cascaded in front of us, refracting light from the headlamps—tiny droplets, seen but not quite felt. Nearby was a brown hyena, sensed but not yet seen.


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