Galella is an American photographer, dubbed the paparazzo extraordinaire by Newsweek and the “godfather of paparazzi culture” by Time Magazine and Vanity Fair. He is considered the msot controversial celebrity photographer in the world and is widely known for his interest in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and legal battles that followed. In 1972 she obtained a restraining order fo keep Galella 150 feet away from her and her children. A year later he was assaulted by the actor Marlon Brando in Chinatown, New York City, the photographer lost five teeth for his time.
His work has been exhibited at the Museum for Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the Tate Modern in London and the Helmutt Newton Foundation Museum of Photography in Berlin. Galella was born in the Bronx, New York and learnt about photography during a tour in the Korean War before Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. He now lives in New Jersey and was featured in the documentary film by Leon Gash Smash His Camera in 2010.
His work will be on show at the Young Gallery, 811 Zeedijk, Knokke from April 9 to June 5, 2011.