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Helmut Newton: White Women/Sleepless Nights/Big Nudes

Opening at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles Saturday, June 29, the Helmut Newton exhibit draws work from Newton’s extensive career from his first three books: White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes. It comprises over 100 images and two films about the artist, including one shot and directed by Newton’s wife.

Newton was a prolific fashion photographer who photographed mainly for Vogue. American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour said that Newton’s work became “synonymous with Vogue at its most glamorous and mythic.” The sexuality in his photos and exploration of gender tension or ambiguity pushed the limits of fashion photography at the time. He plays on the concept of the “male gaze” by capturing voyeuristic shots of glaring female models.

To understand Newton’s revolutionary contributions to fashion photography, visit the exhibit between June 29 to September 8. – Courtesy Annenberg Space for Photography

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