‘First’ paparazzo: Photographer’s images showcased

August 17, 2009

Rare vintage prints of images captured by the photographer hailed as the ?original paparazzo? are to go on show in London.

Tazio Secchiaroli (1925-1998) was credited as the basis for the character Paparazzo, who appeared in Federico Fellini?s 1960 film La Dolce Vita.

The exhibition will also focus on Brigitte Bardot (pictured) and include pictures of the Hollywood star taken by other paparazzi of the 1960s.

A spokesman for the show said: ?Fuelled by an international obsession with celebrity, these rare photographs trace the creation of a more candid, intimate and revealing depiction of youth that swiftly replaced the more controlled and posed studio imagery of the publicity machines of film studios.

?It shows how Bardot and the paparazzi created a whole new image of womanhood, female sexuality and youth fashion.?

The show runs from 3 September-3 October at the James Hyman Gallery, 5 Savile Row, London W1S 3PD. Tel: 0207 494 3857.

Paparazzi photo

Picture: © Tazio Secchiaroli

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