Helmut Newton comes into focus

Pictured: Charlotte Rampling (Saint-Tropez, 1976)

The Jewish Museum of Australia recently opened its flagship exhibition, Helmut Newton: In Focus in late April. This exhibition explores the extraordinary life of one of the most influential and provocative fashion photographers of all time.

HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus showcases an expansive collection of the trailblazing image-maker’s most recognisable and quintessential works, including 78 original Newton photographs – the same daring and often controversial images that revolutionised the fashion world and established Newton as one of the most sought-after photographers of the 20th century.

A general view during the opening of the 'HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus' exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne, Friday, April 29, 2022

Featuring items on loan from the State Library of Victoria, State Library of New South Wales, the Powerhouse Museum, National Archives Australia, RMIT Design Archives and private lenders, among many others, the exhibition delves into Newton’s early life and career, shining a light on his Jewish roots and youth in Berlin, his flight from Germany at the outbreak of WWII and his eventual internment at Tatura in regional Victoria as an enemy alien.

HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus is presented in collaboration with PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography - be sure to catch it!


Dates: 29 April – 29 January 2023

Location: The Jewish Museum of Australia - 26 Alma Road, St Kilda 3182

Cost: ~$34

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