Is it fair to vilify paparazzi for chasing down celebrities and tying up traffic when millions of us clamor to see their work on TMZ or in Us Weekly? Paparazzi may feed our addiction, but we are the addicts. And in an age where every film, TV, and even reality personality seems to have a team of stylists and press people choreographing their every move, what role are the stars themselves playing in this industry? As the Getty Center celebrates celebrity photography through the exhibition “Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity,” actor and Teenage Paparazzo director Adrian Grenier, International Center of Photography curator Carol Squiers, Us Weekly editor Carolyn Davis, and photographer Galo Ramirez visit Zócalo to consider our conflicted feelings about these photographers and their art, the celebrities who may or may not be unwitting subjects, and our role as consumers of these images.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
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