Gianni Giansanti: John Paul II's Photographer

Pope John Paul II Gianni Giansanti The Pope's Photographer A retrospective of the late Italian photographer, who spent thirty years covering the Vatican
Gianni Giansanti / Polaris

Portrait of John Paul II
During his career, Giansanti created a vast portfolio of the Polish Pontiff. This 1986 portrait appeared on the cover of TIME twice: once as the basis of an illustration when John Paul II was selected as the magazine's Person of the Year in 1994, and again in 2005 when he died.

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