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Tazio Secchiaroli

Biography of Tazio Secchiaroli

Tazio Secchiaroli was born in Rome in 1925.
In 1943 he began working as a messenger at Cinecittà.
In 1944 he began his career as an itinerant photographer taking pictures of American soldiers and tourists in the streets of Rome.
In 1951 he began working at the Agenzia Vedo, a photographic agency run by Adolfo Porry Pastore, one of the fathers of Italian photojournalism. It was Pastore who taught Secchiaroli "all the secrets of the trade".
In 1955 he founded the Agenzia Roma Press Photo together with Sergio Spinelli.
In 1958 he began his collaboration with Federico Fellini, providing him with several ideas for his film La Dolce Vita. In choosing the name of one of the characters in this film, in 1960 Fellini created the word "paparazzo".
In 1961 Secchiaroli abandoned "paparazzism" and became a set photographer.
In 1962 he left Agenzia Roma Press Photo and began to work freelance.
From 1964 to 1983 he photographed the stars of international cinema and travelled the world as Sofia Loren's personal photographer.
In 1980 he held his first personal exhibition at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan.
In 1983 he retired from photography.
In 1990 a personal exhibition was devoted to him at the Cartiere Milani in Fabriano.
In 1996 the Photology gallery in Milan presented his exhibition The original Paparazzo.
Tazio Secchiaroli died at his home in Rome during the night between 23 and 24 July 1998.

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Biography

Tazio Secchiaroli

Biography of Tazio Secchiaroli

Tazio Secchiaroli was born in Rome in 1925.
In 1943 he began working as a messenger at Cinecittà.
In 1944 he began his career as an itinerant photographer taking pictures of American soldiers and tourists in the streets of Rome.
In 1951 he began working at the Agenzia Vedo, a photographic agency run by Adolfo Porry Pastore, one of the fathers of Italian photojournalism. It was Pastore who taught Secchiaroli "all the secrets of the trade".
In 1955 he founded the Agenzia Roma Press Photo together with Sergio Spinelli.
In 1958 he began his collaboration with Federico Fellini, providing him with several ideas for his film La Dolce Vita. In choosing the name of one of the characters in this film, in 1960 Fellini created the word "paparazzo".
In 1961 Secchiaroli abandoned "paparazzism" and became a set photographer.
In 1962 he left Agenzia Roma Press Photo and began to work freelance.
From 1964 to 1983 he photographed the stars of international cinema and travelled the world as Sofia Loren's personal photographer.
In 1980 he held his first personal exhibition at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan.
In 1983 he retired from photography.
In 1990 a personal exhibition was devoted to him at the Cartiere Milani in Fabriano.
In 1996 the Photology gallery in Milan presented his exhibition The original Paparazzo.
Tazio Secchiaroli died at his home in Rome during the night between 23 and 24 July 1998.

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trasp.gif (837 byte)

Italica is a Rai International production. The material displayed on this site is protected by copyright and is available for informative purposes only