4 June 2009 - 31 January 2010. Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential and controversial photographers of the twentieth century. He first achieved international fame in the 1970s as a celebrity photographer while working for Vogue. His images were of a seductive and sometimes gritty nature; he favoured working in the street over the studio. Before Newton died, publisher Benedikt Taschen persuaded him to agree to produce a limited run of 10,000 books of his photography. The result was 'Sumo'. Possibly the most expensive photography project ever, each copy weighed 30 kg and was signed by Newton.
For the first time, the 394 photographs in 'Sumo' will be displayed in Berlin's Museum for Photography.
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Helmut Newton: Sumo
Museum für Fotografie, Jebensstraße 2, 10623 Berlin. Tel. +49 (0)30 31864825