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02.09.2009

 

James Hyman Gallery : Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi

Coinciding with the 75th Birthday of Brigitte Bardot on 28 September 2009, the James Hyman Gallery delights with an exhibition of 75 vintage photographs of the legendary blonde by some of the most famous paparazzi photographers. And all fittingly presented at the same time as London Fashion Week (18-22 September), as Bardot is one of the greatest fashion icons of the twentieth century. The exhibition displays rarely shown images, many of which have never been exhibited or published.

The exhibition also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the birth of the term paparazzi, and traces the development of a whole new aesthetic and genre of photography – a VIP craze you might say. At first the young Bardot was represented as naïve, innocent, however this was followed by the film studios attempt to win back the control of the star’s image.

Brigitte Bardot was one of the first to cooperate with the paparazzi to create her (sometimes more, sometimes less) own self image. The photos and the image behind them represent a legend – an emancipated hetero lust dream, young, untouched – yet in full passionate bloom.

The exhibition includes rare prints by the  most famous paparazzi Tazio Secchiaroli (1925-1998) – the basis for Fellini's Paparazzo in the film, La Dolce Vita, 1960 - and Marcello Geppetti. Other photographers covered include Roger Corbeau, Loomis Dean, Walter Limot, David Magnus, Patrick Morin and Claude Schwartz.

Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi is curated around a series of themes – from posed photos to snapshots, from the private to the public, from the studio to the street. And of course St. Tropez plays a major role too. GoSee presents a selection of shots for our readers that can’t make it to London.


Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi

An exhibition of rare original vintage photographs
James Hyman Gallery
03.09.2009 - 03.10.2009
5 Savile Row, London W1S 3PD

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Guy FARNER

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Guy FARNER

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMNES HYMAN GALLERY : Tazio SECCHIAROLI

JAMNES HYMAN GALLERY : Tazio SECCHIAROLI

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Sam LEVIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Patrick MORIN

JAMES HYMAN GALLERY : Patrick MORIN