Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Fiat's Gianni Agnelli and guest Heidi von Salvisberg, Beaulieu 1967
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Jackie et les Paparazzi's, Port d'Amalfi 1962
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Benno Graziani photographing Jackie Kennedy and Marella Agnelli, Amalfi, Italy 1962 Photograph(c)Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Jackie Kennedy Nageant, Ravello, Italy August 1962
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Jacqueline Kennedy and sister Princess Lee Radziwill, Ravello, Italy 1962
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

'Match was our little club, there were no editors meetings because we hardly spent time apart from each other – and it worked! Some editions sold more than two million copies...The world's press envied us and tried in vain to imitate us
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BENNO GRAZIANI, photojournalist and former editor of Paris Match, exhibits his iconic black and white images of the legendary rich and famous on the French-Italian Riviera of the 1950's-1970's. Graziani was friends with some of the biggest celebrities of his era. He was the inspiration for Fellini's La Dolce Vita.

Having met as journalist's while Jacqueline Kennedy, then Jacqueline Bouvier, was working for the Washington Times Herald in the 1950's, Graziani had the privilege of documenting the Kennedy lifestyle as seen in his book Private Collection (Editions Verlhac).
His work has been exhibited in The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2000; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 2001 and Galerie Photo12, Paris, 2007 and 2009.

NYC exhibition by appointment only through Nov 14. public_realations(at)olegcassini(dot)com

Post thanks to Jean-Jacques Naudet, legendary editor,
author and champion of important image-makers

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