Steve Pellegrino is a Southwest-based, globally published freelance documentary photographer and photojournalist.
His images from the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri protests were featured by prominent news magazines and media sources such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, Reason, NY Post, Deutsche Welle, and The Miami Herald.
Former Ferguson Chief of Police Thomas Jackson picked Steve as the sole photographic contributor to the book “Policing Ferguson, Policing America.” Shelby Steele’s award-winning documentary on racism in America, “What Killed Michael Brown?” incorporates his Ferguson photographs.
Steve covered abortion rights concerns from 2016 to 2019, putting St. Louis in the international limelight. Throughout those years, his striking photos grabbed the attention of global media outlets, including Mother Jones, Reason, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Decision Magazine, and The Daily Signal.