Helmut Newton Foundation

Alice Springs Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, 1991 © Alice Springs

Helmut Newton is one of the most legendary and eclectic fashion photographers in the world. He realised provocative and radical art images with a unique style and timeless elegance. With his genuine vision, was able to transform the observers into voyeurs. Fashion, nude, portrait and erotic black-and-white photos were published in the most important fashion and art magazines and have influenced modern photography and visual art.

His photos archive was massive and in 2003, a few months before his death, he decided to found the Helmut Newton Foundation (HNF) in partnership with the Berlin Museum of Photography. The Foundation was opened in summer 2004, with the goal to preserve and present the photographic work of the photographer and his wife June, who created significant portraits since 1970 under the name Alice Springs.

According to his wishes, the HNF should not be a “dead museum” but a “living institution” and this desire was maintained with active exhibitions with innovative and provocative images in collaboration with important contemporary photographers.

The Foundation also displays Helmut Newton’s private objects and accessories, showcasing his personal and work life and his passions.

Info: www.helmutnewton.com – closed on Monday

Photo Credit: ©Helmut Newton Estate, Alice Springs