Remembering helmut newton through stories of those who knew him

Despite his dramatic departure on the eve of World War II from his birth city of Berlin, Helmut Newton had never forgotten its formative influence on his life and work. It was the place he had learned to be a photographer and where stark Nazi iconography played a major role in shaping his vision – even though he grew up in a Jewish family. He returned periodically to Berlin after the war to shoot fashion editorials and fondly revisited his old neighborhood as witnessed in the 2002 German documentary of his life, Mein Leben. At the end of October, the Helmut Newton Foundation will fete the provocative fashion photographer throughout Berlin on what would have been his 100th birthday with Helmut Newton One Hundred. Photos spanning his career will be presented along an 85 meter-long wall in Kreuzberg in addition to City Light posters around the city and a viewing of the recently released documentary on Newton, The Bad and the Beautiful. Read more at Another.