While the paparazzi are often harshly vilified by the media, fames, and onlookers alike, a brand-new exhibit at the Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin presents their controversial duty as a unique skill form.

The term ‘paparazzo'( plural: paparazzi) was introduced to the world via Walter Santesso’s role as a continue information photographer in Federico Fellini’s iconic 1960 cinema, La Dolce Vita . This started both a culture ‘Golden Age’ in Italy, and a widespread international further increasing shameless cameramen attacking the personal room of fames for that perfect, intimate, newsworthy shot. Some idols were flattered, while others grew murderous. Masters and photo editors, such as the British Alison Jackson, even resorted to staging ‘scandalous’ photos of the rich and famous expending lookalike actors.

The profession’s immortality eras came to a screeching halt in 1997, when Princess Diana’s tragic demise in a Paris car crash was blamed by some media shops on the paparazzi who chased her in a nearby vehicle. Today, the paparazzi face innumerable law rules as the catalysts for anti-stalking and harassment statutes in many countries, and many are still under restraining orders.

Whether you enjoy or dislike the number of jobs, the paparazzi photos showcased at Arrivano i Paparazzi in Turin ply a wistful window into the past, as well as harrowing commentary on the battle for privacy fames still face. Scroll down to see our favourite picks, and vote for the ones that built the most impact on you.

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