The paparazzi have never been the the most popular photographers. Jackie O, Mick Jagger and many other stars actually obtained restraining orders to protect their privacy from tabloid photographers..
Now, their work has won some recognition. Gallela Ron, who had his jaw broken by Marlon Brando, features in more than 6 galleries, and the exhibition ''Paparazzi! - Photographers, Artists and Stars'', on display at the Centre Pompidou in Metz, explores the genre formerly snubbed by museums. The celebrities captured include Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Lady Di and Arnold Schwarzenegger.