Helmut Newton

Finding work in the post-war period in Austria, Newton sprang to prominence in 1957 when he secured a twelve-month contract with British Vogue. Working mainly for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Newton continued to photograph in various private and commercial capacities until his death in 2004.
Whilst much of his photography has been accused of being sexist and degrading towards the female, this is a wild misinterpretation of his project. Indeed, as will be seen in an analysis of three of his photographs, Newton displays an incredible capacity to empower his subject, taking them out of a position of erotic submission into a role of dominant self-authors.
W. J. Humphries

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