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29 April 2022 – 29 January 2023

Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, in partnership with the Helmut Newton Foundation, is excited to announce HELMUT: In Focus­ – celebrating the extraordinary life of one of the most influential and provocative fashion photographers of all time.

Launching in April 2022, this flagship exhibition will showcase an expansive collection of the trailblazing image-maker’s most recognisable and quintessential works – the same daring and often controversial images that revolutionised the fashion world and established Helmut Newton as one of the most sought-after photographers of the 20th century.

HELMUT: In Focus will be a definitive exploration of the work and life of visionary German-born photographer, Helmut Newton. This exhibition will delve into Newton’s early life and career, shining a light on his Jewish roots and early life in Berlin, his flight from Germany at the outbreak of WWII and his eventual internment at Tatura in regional Victoria as an enemy alien. It will also explore his post-war life and work in Melbourne and share details of his relationship with his Australian-born wife, the acclaimed actress, artist and photographer June Newton, who worked under the pseudonym Alice Springs.

HELMUT: In Focus is presented in collaboration with PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography which runs from 29 April – 22 May, 2022.



How the ‘king of kink’ learnt his trade in 1950s Melbourne (The Age)
Astonishing exhibition of the life and work of photographer Helmut Newton to be hosted in April in Melbourne (Cream)
Helmut: In Focus at the Jewish Museum of Australia (Broadsheet Melbourne)


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