© Paul Schmulbach / Ron Galella
© Tazio Secchiaroli / David Secchiaroli
© Ron Galella


Photology presents a rich selection of vintage works from the Dolce Vita era and from the American show-biz, when photographers such as come Tazio Secchiaroli, Pierluigi Praturlon, Marcello Geppetti, Lino Nanni, Elio Sorci, Ron Galella, were concentrating their telephoto lenses towards international VIP personalities like Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, Gina Lollobrigida, Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale, Michelangelo Antonioni, Audrey Hepburn, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Ava Gardner, Gary Cooper, Orson Wells. The only non-Italian paparazzo is Ron Galella who gives an exclusive diary on Jet-set American entourage in the 70’s and 80’s. Rome is the classic stage of this exhibition where the Vatican, aristocratic families and politicians fight for supremacy. Cinecittà and US movie productions light the fire of voyeurism and “fame rush”. Paparazzi act as messengers, recording every detail of this snobbish saga in which media make a fortune. The show features more than 150 vintage labeled prints originated from each photo-agency or artists’ studio. Between 1997 and 2008 the exhibition travelled to Paris, Bologna, London and Piacenza in public and private institutions.