Helmut Newton (DE/AU)

Image: Helmut Newton, [Elsa Peretti, New York], 1975. Copyright Helmut Newton Estate, Courtesy Helmut Newton Foundation.

Image: Helmut Newton, Elsa Peretti, New York, 1975. Copyright Helmut Newton Estate, Courtesy Helmut Newton Foundation.

Born 1920, Berlin
Deceased 2004

German-born photographer Helmut Newton is renowned for his provocative, controversial and technically brilliant photography. The man behind iconic images of Grace Jones, Claudia Schiffer, Isabella Rossellini, Charlotte Rampling, and even Margaret Thatcher, his work appeared in leading international fashion magazines from Vanity Fair to Vogue, including more than 60 covers for Vogue Italia. During the course of his five-decade career, he became regarded as one of the world’s leading photographers. A prolific image-maker and genuine visionary – whose daring work bought him both fortune and notoriety – he continues to prove a major influence on modern photography and visual art.


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