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Helmut Newton

The Annenberg Space for Photography recently opened its doors for a retrospective on one of the most influential fashion photographers of the 20th century: Helmut Newton. Born in Berlin in 1920 as part of a Jewish family, he fled alone to Singapore in 1938, due to the threatening circumstances by the uprising Nazi-Regime, and began his life long career as a photographer that led him to cities such as Paris, London and Los Angeles.

Newton was later deemed one of the most provocative yet most visionary creators of late fashion photography shooting for several magazines including French and American Vogue, and some of the most important fashion designers of our time.

His images often capture the modern nude woman from a strong and powerful perspective, never in a degrading manner. Both his professional, as well as his personal photography, have resulted in an array of editions such as “Big Nudes”, “White Women” and “Sleepless Nights” that are now being shown in this pioneering exhibition.

Breaking through perception; one of the unique examples for Newton’s visionary approach on nude photography.

 

Absolutely worth a visit for all the lovers of fashion photography.

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