Vintage Beauty: Brigitte Bardot

To look forward you need to be able to look back. Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi is an exhibition of 75 vintage photographs by some of the most famous paparazzi photographers at James Hyman Gallery in London.

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To look forward you need to be able to look back. Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi is an exhibition of 75 vintage photographs by some of the most famous paparazzi photographers at James Hyman Gallery in London. Coinciding with the 75th Birthday of Brigitte Bardot on 28th September 2009 and the 50th anniversary of the birth of the paparazzi, the exhibition includes iconic images as well as rare works that have never been exhibited or published. It traces the development of a whole new aesthetic and genre of photography. Fueled by an international obsession with celebrity, these rare photographs illustrate the creation of a more candid, intimate and revealing depiction of youth that swiftly replaced the more controlled and posed studio imagery of the publicity machines of the film studios. It shows how Bardot and the paparazzi created a whole new image of womanhood, female sexuality and youth fashion. Check the vintage collection of photos of sexy Brigitte Bardot. [via JamesHymanGallery]

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