Helmut Newton (1920-2004, Germany) was a fashion photographer in whose work developed a unique style of realism. Newton came to prominence working for Vogue Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, shooting fashion stories and items on popular culture. His ability to create a photographic synthesis that combined erotica, documentation and portraiture led to his special status and made him much sought after. Newton’s portraits were never limited to the world of fashion, and his lens captured moments of rare honesty from musicians, artists and cultural figures. Born in Germany, Newton, who was Jewish, was forced to escape his homeland in 1938. He immigrated first to Australia, and later lived in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. The first exhibition of his works was shown in Paris in 1975. Newton is considered one of the most influential photographers of the modern era.
Further information: Helmut Newton Foundation