The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Paparazzi often put celebrities in a bad light, but recently opened in the Turin exhibition represents their contradictory work as a unique form of art. "Time paparazzi! Photographers and stars of the Dolce Vita yesterday and today" is the exhibition at the Italian center of photography CAMERA.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

The term "paparazzi" (plural "paparazzi") appeared in 1960, thanks to the cult film by Federico Fellini "the Sweet life" (La Dolce Vita). That was the name of one of the characters in the picture, the prototype of which were the numerous "photographers are hunters" like Marcello Geppetto or Tazio Secchiaroli who prowled in search of frames with stars to sell them to the press. After the film's name became a household word.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Star of the cult film by Federico Fellini "the Sweet life" (La Dolce Vita) Anita Ekberg came out against the paparazzi with a bow and arrow, October 20, 1960.

In the world there are more and more brazen photojournalists, invading the personal space of celebrities. One star was flattered at the attention, but others were indignant and tried to repel the impudent. Some photographers even resorted to the production of "scandalous" photos of the rich and famous, using similar actors.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Kate moss and David Bowie, 2003. In fact, this is a posed picture made at the photo shoot fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth.

The glory days of the profession were considered in 1997, when the tragic death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris accused the photographers who chased her to a nearby car.

Whether you love or hate their job, the paparazzi photography is presented in this selection, open a nostalgic window into the past.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Jackie Kennedy strolling on Madison Avenue in new York in October 1971, when the most famous paparazzi America Ron Galella did this iconic picture.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Brigitte Bardot leaves the hotel Forum in Rome, 1965.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

The famous scenes with the priest Don Gussoni, leaving a night club. Rome, 1959. Gussoni a futile attempt to snatch a camera from the hands of photographer Giacomo Alexis got into the lens paparazzi famous Geppetto and forever ruined the reputation of the Minister of the Church.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Striptease Nana Aisha at the restaurant "Rugantino", Rome, 1958. During the dance street photographer Tazio Secchiaroli took a few pictures of the artist, and then published them in the press, which caused a great scandal. This story was inspired by Fellini for the film "Sweet life".

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Photojournalist Tazio Secchiaroli in ambush. Rome, 1958. The scandalous role of the photographer in Fellini film went to Walter Santesso. The Director gave him the name Paparazzo, which subsequently took the term "paparazzi".

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Tazio Secchiaroli running from an angry Walter Chiari. The actor at the time was in a relationship with a superstar Ava Gardner, and his every step was watched by the paparazzi. Rome, 1957.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Sophia Loren in Rome-Fiumicino airport, returning from the United States, Rome, 1961.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Actress Patrizia Pellegrino plays with children at the Marina beach.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Italian actors Lucien Benedetti and Marina Meucci against the photographer, Rome, 1965.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Stefania Sandrelli, Rome, early 60's.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

The arrival of Soraya, Queen of Iran, to the station Termini attracted the attention of "fotoservice".

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Alain Delon and Romy Schneider dancing during the evening "Golden age" in the Brigadoon restaurant. Rome, 29 July 1961.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

British actor Anthony Steele vs photographers, Rome, August 1958.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Marilyn Monroe undressed in front of John Kennedy. This is a staged photo with the twins. In reality, no intimate photos of Monroe and Kennedy never existed.

The art of peeping: 17 the most powerful paparazzi

Colleagues paparazzi talking, Rome, 1958.

Keywords: 50s | 60s | Italy | Paparazzi | Photo exhibition

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