Retrospective of the Most Controversial Paparazzo of the 20th Century Opens in PHotoEspaña

artwork: US photographer Ron Galella poses for the media next to his portrait of Andy Warhol during the inauguration of an exhibition about his work on the occasion of PhotoEspana 2011 Festival, in Madrid, Spain.

PHotoEspaña and Loewe organize Paparazzo Extraordinaire!, a retrospective exhibition with over 100 photographs of the paparazzo most famous and controversial of the twentieth century. Ron Galella did not invent the word paparazzo, but he did personalize it, redefining the relationship between the film star and photographer. For over 30 years, he photographed public figures in private moments, which led to his being sued by Jackie Kennedy and threatened by Marlon Brando.