Jackie Kennedy and paparazzi. Amalfi, August 1962, 1962
Benno Graziani Francia /
Archival pigment ink on baryte paper
cm 40 x 25 cm
n° of 10
Courtesy Photo12 Galerie
“Benno is a lot of fun, but he’s always got a camera in his hand,” President John Kennedy warned Clint Hill, assigned to the First Lady’s Secret Service. The President was concerned images of Jackie taken on holiday by her friend “Benno” would feature too many glasses of wine or skimpy bathing suits. Kennedy’s description suited Gilbert “Benno” Graziani (b.1923). Photographer Benno Graziani's iconic b&w images of the stars of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies recall halcyon days when it was always sunny, the women were always beautiful and life was good.