Photographers, Stars, Artists


All aspects of the paparazzi’s craft are examined in this volume that unveils the complex love-hate relationship between photographer and celebrity, and the role of the oft-disparaged profession in contemporary art today.


ISBN: 9782080201935 Category:

Clément Chéroux


In 1960, Fellini invented the now infamous paparazzi character in La Dolce Vita. The profession’s image has since alternated between that of a parasite and an indispensible marketing tool in the lucrative business of celebrity branding that has become a mainstay of popular culture. The most scandalous and memorable photographs of the stars that feed the media machine-from Jackie O to Britney Spears, from Lady Di to Kate Moss, and from Jack Nicholson to Michael Jackson-are included, along with an assessment of the glamour and perils of life in the spotlight. Four leading paparazzi explain the risks of their profession, the factors that impact market value of celebrity snaps, and the tricks employed by both sides-from terrifying car chases to staged publicity stunts that maximize a star’s visibility. The place of the paparazzi in contemporary art is also covered, either in iconic images themselves, or as inspiration for artists such as Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Terry Richardson, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Calle, Andy Warhol, and Weegee.

Additional information

Weight 1592 g
Dimensions 22.6 x 24.3 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 20 September 2014
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Clément Chéroux
Dimensions 22.6 x 24.3 cm
Weight 1592 g


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