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The Primo Paparazzo: Ron Galella on capturing the human sides of celebrities

In person, Ron Galella’s nostalgia for the moments he’s captured is palpable—contagious even. His catalogue feels like a walk through a pop culture museum of moments: Muhammad Ali sparing with John Travolta, Andy Warhol eating a hotdog, Madonna driving a car, and Marlon Brando scowling from behind a door. There’s Sylvester Stallone grabbing his newspaper, [...]

Watch Ron Galella discuss his favorite picture of Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy Onassis died on May 19th, 1994. Twenty years after her death, photographer Ron Galella discusses the many pictures he took of her throughout her lifetime, including ‘Windblown Jackie,’ the image that Ron calls his Mona Lisa.