1920, Germany - 2004, USA
Helmut Newton is one of the world’s most celebrated and distinguished fashion photographers. He was interested in photography from a young age, working in Singapore and Australia. During World War II, Newton put his career on hold to be a truck driver for the Australian army, then married June Browne (or Brunell as she was later known), an Australian actress who later became a photographer under the pseudonym ‘Alice Springs’. Newton regained his career as a photographer in the 50’s and went into partnership with Henry Talbot in 1956. In 1961 Newton settled in Paris where he concentrated on fashion photography. His controversial and innovative portraiture broke down taboos, documenting and shaping society’s changing attitudes to sex and female empowerment.
Helmut Newton. Untitled, 1955.