The pioneer of paparazzi photography is in town, or at least his pictures are. From today, FOAM Amsterdam is hosting a retrospective of Ron Galella’s work. He’s seen as one of the first and biggest paparazzo’s ever, capturing “famous people doing infamous things”.
Celebrities weren’t too happy about Galella’s activities back in the seventies; he even got hit by Marlon Brando once. But the most remarkable was his Jackie O. obsession. After following her around for quite some time he eventually received a restraining order. Nevertheless, he did make some iconic photographs of her. From today to August 23rd you can check them out, as well as lots of other Galella masterpieces. Visit Foam’s website for more info.
Just some examples of his work:
|Jackie & Ron|
|Marlon Brando & Ron Galella|
Ron Galella - Paparazzo Extraordinaire!
"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doing something infamous. That's why my favorite photographer is Ron Galella". (Andy Warhol)
8 juni - 22 augustus 2012
1017 DS Amsterdam