Paparazzi are freelance photographers who pursue unique candid photographs of celebrities. The actions of paparazzi are sometimes criticized, since they often go to extreme lengths to get distinctive photographs. At times, these photographers may cross the boundary into a place of questionable legality, and in some countries these trespasses may be prosecuted. In any location where celebrities and stars can be found, paparazzi are usually not far behind, and they are often specifically invited to high profile events. The term is derived from the name of the character in the 1960 Fellini film La Dolce Vita. Signor Paparazzo is a photographer who constantly quests for the next big picture, at one point photographing a woman who has been devastated by personal tragedy. His tactics are remarkably similar to those used by real-life freelance celebrity photographers, and they came to be known as paparazzi. A single representative of this intriguing profession is known as a paparazzo, ...
Paparazzi is a plural term for photographers who take candid photographs of celebrities, usually by relentlessly shadowing them in public and private activities. Originally, it referred to Italian celebrity photographers who learned that a picture of a movie star throwing a punch was more valuable than pictures of stars smiling.