Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi

Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi
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The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields are snapped in a car on the way to a Grammy Awards after-party in 1993. Jackson had just received the Legend Award from his sister Janet — mere months before a storm of child-abuse allegations would irreparably tarnish his image. Shields met Michael Jackson in 1978, when she was 13, and their relationship seemed more innocent than the others that would subsequently be synonymous with the singer. Speaking at his memorial service in 2009, Shields summarized in words what Galella had achieved with this photograph: "Both of us needed to be adults very early — but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun."

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