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Benno Graziani: Memories of Summer

Benno Graziani: <EM>Gianni Agnelli and Heidi von Salvisberg</EM>, 1967Private Collection courtesy of Hamiltons Gallery
Benno Graziani: Gianni Agnelli and Heidi von Salvisberg, 1967
Private Collection
courtesy of Hamiltons Gallery
Benno Graziani: Memories of Summer
LONDON  •  Hamiltons Gallery  •  Ongoing

Hamiltons presents Italian photographer Benno Graziani's iconic black and white and colour images from the legendary, glamorous glory-days of the rich and famous, spent on the French-Italian Riviera in the fifties, sixties and early seventies.

Graziani, a world-renowned photographic journalist, was one of the original staff at Paris Match along with Willy Rizzo and Daniel Filipacchi under the directorship of Jean Prouvost and Hervé Mille. Prouvost, who led Paris Match to attain such high prestige and financial success, encouraged the young photographers to 'spend what you want' and 'live like kings' on the condition they produced quality images.

Graziani was friends with some of the biggest stars of his era, including Jackie Kennedy, who invited him on a holiday she took with her sister to Ravello Italy, in 1962. Similarly intimate documentation can be witnessed between Graziani and a host of stars including Kirk Douglas, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Princess Grace of Monaco and Ursula Andress amongst others.

Hamiltons Gallery Website

Contact: Hamiltons Gallery
13 Carlos Place
London W1K 2EU
Tel: (44) 20 749 99 493

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