Roads Publishing

Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection




Coffee Table Books

Paparazzo is the denitive collection of the award-winning photography of Elio Sorci; spanning across three decades. The post-Fascist Italy of the early 1950s saw an explosion in international film production, and as stars flocked to Rome followed by models, playboys, and monarchs the city was transformed. A small band of press photographers were the very first to document this Hollywood on the Tiber phenomenon, and in doing so they revolutionised their art form forever. These men would later be dubbed the paparazzi, and they changed the face of photo-journalism. Among their number was Elio Sorci. Sorci was a strategic mastermind, with an independent spirit and unparalleled appetite for adventure that made him a leader in his field (his was the image that finally confirmed the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton affair). Sorcis stripped-back images depict this world just as it was, often tinged with vulgarity and essentially superficial, but thrilling, compelling, and seductive.

By Elio Sorci

Dimensions: 9.7" x 1.2" x 13.6" | 25 x 35 cm
352 pages

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