“Jackie became a historical icon, and Ron’s photos played no small part in that transition. And like the designer Valentino, I tend to think of the Ron Galellas of the world as vital historians of a time and place.”Liz Smith, famous gossip columnist
Montville, NJ (PRWEB) July 27, 2016
Paparazzo pioneer, Ron Galella states, “Windblown Jackie is my greatest photograph. I’m obsessed with Jackie Kennedy Onassis and I think the whole world is too. Jackie was my golden girl in a golden era.”
Twenty-two years after her death the world’s fascination is still very much alive. Jackie would have been 87 years old this July 28th.
“So many immortal stars - and even fabulous flash in the pans – are preserved for us through the magic of Ron Galella who never gave up, chasing and taking photos,” says famed gossip columnist, Liz Smith.
In celebration of Jackie’s birthday and the re-launch of Galella’s website watch Ron’s latest video, Windblown Jackie, at http://www.rongalella.com/blog. While visiting the blog learn how one lucky viewer will win a personally signed copy of Galellas’ recent book, Jackie My Obsession. A $300 value! Viewer participation is easy. Galella will personally select what he feels is the best written post pertaining to Jackie’s greatest contribution to society and/or what the viewer admirers about her the most. Comments must be submitted through our website, received by August 31, 2016 with Ron blogging the winner September 2, 2016.
Jackie My Obsession, Galella’s 400 page gilded masterpiece, features many never-before-published photos of the former first lady who is arguably the most famous woman in history, Ron’s Mona Lisa.
About Ron Galella
Galella is an American photographer of Italian descent. Dubbed “Paparazzo Extraordinaire” by Newsweek and “the Godfather of U.S. paparazzi culture” by Time and Vanity Fair, he is regarded by Harper’s Bazaar as “the most controversial paparazzo of all time”. During his career Ron has taken over 3 million photographs depicting celebrated public figures. At 85 he is retired from shooting but is still a workaholic producing a book a year. Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Galella
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