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40 years of the rich, famous and fabulous: Robert Rosen’s exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney

Coming this August, the work of renowned, polirte paparazzi, Robert Rosen, is on display at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo.

Over the course of his 40-plus year career, Robert Rosen documented glittering parties, concerts, fashion events and nightclubs across Australia, London and Europe. He captured the rich, famous and fabulous for the fashion and social pages for leading newspapers and magazines.

He defied the perceived image of the pushy, intrusive paparazzi, instead approaching with a polite and discreet approach that earned him the respect and trust of his subjects. Carrying two or three cameras around his neck, with a glass of champagne in hand, he became a fixture in the social scene, capturing intimate portraits that conveyed the mood and energy of the times. 

With huge names in his spread, his work’s some to be seen! Think Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry CBE, Elle McPherson, Peter Morrissey, Divine, Paul Capsis, Nina Simone, Boy George, Yves Saint Laurent, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Luciano Pavarotti, Barry Humphries, Lady Sonia McMahon, Elton John and Michael Hutchence.

See the ‘Glitterati’ exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo from 6 August 2021 – 25 April 2022. Free entry. See more at the Powerhouse Museum site

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