Galella Ron | the artist




The artist Galella Ron
Born 1931, Bronx, New York, USA.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

pioneer paparazzo


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Galella is most widely known for his photographs of celebrities and his technique, which was innovative in the mid-1950s, of catching the subjects of his photos in everyday settings or surprising them to capture their reactions…
Long before celebrity photographers ever caused a car crash, there was Ron Galella, the original American paparazzo. His trademarkóboldface names captured in unguarded, often private momentsówas a major revelation in the story of modern photography…
I would say my first pictures of Jackie [Onassis] in May 1967. She came to the Wildenstein gallery [in New York] and it was impossible to get good pictures, it was too crowded, so I followed her back to her apartment, which is how I got candids of her coming out of the limo. There was no interference, no bodyguards, no crowds…
The Kennedys
Pretty Things


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