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Gilles Peress

French photographer Gilles Peress (b. 1946) studied political science and philosophy in Paris. He began documenting immigration in Europe in 1972. His ongoing project, “Hate Thy Brother,” a cycle of documentary narratives that looks at intolerance and its consequences. Awards and fellowships received include: The Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, Pollock-Krasner and New York State Council of the Arts fellowships, the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography, and the International Center of Photography Infinity Award.

Peress is Professor of Human Rights and Photography at Bard College, NY and Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley. His books include: Farewell to Bosnia (1994), The Silence: Rwanda (1995), Telex Iran (1997), The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar (1998), A Village Destroyed (2002), and Haines (2004).

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