Ron Galella, Paparazzo Superstar is an important retrospective of Ron Galella, the most famous paparazzi in the history of photography. The exhibition brings together over 180 portraits of celebrities, actors, musicians and artists of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, selected from the more than 3 million shots that make up the photographer's immense archive. 

The exhibition itinerary accompanies us behind the scenes of fame, looking for immediate and genuine reactions and emotions. The photographs - mostly in black and white - are sometimes accompanied by the story of how they were made, allowing us to discover the secrets of the trade of the most famous paparazzo of all time and the background of iconic shots at least as much as the people who are portrayed in them. 

One room of the exhibition hosts an excerpt from the documentary “Smash His Camera” by Leon Gast, awarded at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and dedicated to Galella's career. 

Ron Galella, Paparazzo Superstar it is not just a photographic exhibition; it is above all a trip down memory lane of an era, an opportunity to discover original points of view on those iconic characters that make up the pop mythology shared by entire generations. 

Edited by Alberto Damian 
Exhibition organized and produced by SIME BOOKS 
in collaboration with City of Conegliano

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VIDEO ROOM - "Smash His Camera", the docufilm dedicated to the life and career of the King of the Paparazzi, directed by Leon Gast.


Sarcinelli Palace, via XX Settembre 132, Conegliano (TV)

How to reach us
Conegliano is located 40 minutes from Venice and 50 minutes from Cortina. It is easily accessible by train, car, bus and plane. Via XX Settembre, where the exhibition is located, is closed to traffic, but there are numerous parking lots in the surrounding areas. Palazzo Sarcinelli can be reached on foot from the train and bus stations in about 5 minutes.
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The book that started it all, translated into Italian for the first time and published by SIME BOOKS on the occasion of the exhibition "Ron Galella, Paparazzi Superstar".

In 2021 Ron Galella, the King of Paparazzi, undertook an arduous task: selecting his 100 most iconic photographs, choosing from over 3 million shots in his archive. Timeless images that, years after the shooting date, still have something to tell.
100 unforgettable photos, which also tell us about us.

The book will be available for purchase at the Palazzo Sarcinelli bookshop for the entire duration of the exhibition.

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Thanks to...

Organizing body and producer of the exhibition

Host organization

With the patronage of

Comune di ConeglianoComune di TrevisoAssindustria

With the contribution of

Alberto Damian GalleryCollalto SIMEPHOTO

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€ 2.00 discount on the full admission ticket to the exhibition Ron Galella, Paparazzo Superstar.

To take advantage of the discount, present the Trenitalia regional fare ticket or season ticket, even with a supraregional application, correctly validated and valid for reaching Conegliano on the same day of entry to the show.