The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.

Andy Warhol / Cosindas
 
Is it fair to vilify paparazzi for chasing down celebrities and tying up traffic when millions of us clamor to see their work on TMZ or in Us Weekly? And in an age when every film, television, and even reality personality seems to have a team of stylists and publicists choreographing their every move, what role are the stars themselves playing in this industry?

Carla Hall of the Los Angeles Times moderates this panel comprised of those immersed in paparazzi culture. Actor Adrian Grenier, who produced and directed Teenage Paparazzo in an effort to understand what makes the lure of fame so powerful; Carol Squiers, curator at the International Center of Photography in New York; Carolyn Davis, editor at Us Weekly; and Galo Ramirez, photographer consider our conflicted feelings about paparazzi and their art, the celebrities who may or may not be unwitting subjects, and our role as consumers of these images.

Presented with Zócalo Public Square.


Adrian Grenier

Complements the exhibition Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity


How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.