The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2006

The judges found Pellegrin’s startling pictures to be haunting in their vision of the war and its victims. Based primarily in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre and enduring the dangers of intense Israeli shelling and bombardment, Pellegrin photographed the damage, death, and internal displacement of a country ravaged by conflict.

His photographs of the anxieties and terrors of war are universal images. They are full of austere beauty even as they tell a damning truth about the brutal nature of armed conflict and its terrible effects on civilian populations.