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Everything you need to know about Helmut Newton’s photography

by the Editorial Team

Until 24 November 2024, Le Stanze della Fotografia on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice host the work of Helmut Newton, retracing his career. Matthias Harder, curator of the exhibition and director of the Helmut Newton Foundation, offers us a portrait of the famous photographer

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The history of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, the importance of astonishment and provocation in the German photographer’s poetics and his relationship with Venice are just some of the topics discussed by Matthias Harder, curator of the exhibition at the Stanze della Fotografia together with Denis Curti.

Matthias Harder, born in Kiel in 1965, studied art history, classical archaeology and philosophy in Kiel and Berlin. He is a member of the German Society of Photography and a member of the advisory board of the European Month of Photography. Since 2004 he has worked as chief curator at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin (from 2019 also as Foundation director), regularly publishes in prestigious international magazines, such as Art in America, Foam, Aperture, Eikon, Photonews, and has written numerous articles for books and exhibition catalogues.

Helmut Newton. Legacy
until 24 November 2024
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Filming and video editing: Matteo Catania, Hubove Studio

Cover photo: Matthias Harder. Photo Matteo Catania, Hubove Studio

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