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Wondering what the creation of a man who rewrote the history of fashion photography looks like?

Fashion through the eyes of controversial photographer Helmut Newton at Kampa Museum

Martina Šmalclová
28.Jun 2019
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Helmut Newton

Master of black and white photographs and nude portraits

In collaboration with the art gallery Kicken Berlin, Museum Kampa has prepared a luxury exhibition of one of the most controversial fashion photographers of history - Helmut Newton. The master of black and white photographs and acts depicted through the provocative pictures of a model as a strong, active and confident woman in modern civilization. In addition to the beauty of the catwalks, stars such as Madonna, David Bowie and Sigourney Weaver also stood in front of the lens of the famous artist.

The thorny road of Helmut Newton

When he had to leave Germany in the first half of the 20th century because of his Jewish origin, there was no indication that fate had prepared an easy way for him. But Helmut Newton did not give up, and via Singapore he got as far as Australia where he decided to develop his photographic education. He started with it before leaving Germany.

The genius behind the lens

Shortly thereafter, Helmut Newton became a respected and progressive photographer whose concept of portraying a woman in portrait and nude photography has forever changed the character of both these photographic genres. Controversial, erotic, open and at the same time slightly mysterious - these are the luxurious images of a creative artist that you can now see at Kampa Museum.

Luxusní vila na Hanspaulce 940m
Luxusní vila na Hanspaulce 940m, Praha 6

What can you expect at Kampa?

The Helmut Newton in Dialogue is divided into four thematic areas. The first maps the work of photographers who were inspired by Helmut Newton during his lifetime (among others František Drtikol, Horst P. Horst and Erwin Blumfeld), the second is Newton's strongest period in 1950-2000, the third features the work of his peers and the last of them was a selection of works by Ton Stan and Gabina Fárová, with whom Helmut Newton worked on several photographs in Prague in 1988.

You can visit the luxury exhibition from 29.6. to 28.10. 2019.

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