America 1970s / 80s

Evelyn Hofer, Sheila Metzner, Joel Meyerowitz, Helmut Newton

After taking a full-time position with the French Vogue in 1961, Helmut Newton worked in parallel also for the fashion magazine’s American edition. He produced material in Europe as well as stateside. After 1980, Newton shot numerous portraits of the ‘famous and infamous’, in and around Hollywood.

Around the same time Joel Meyerowitz was shooting portraits in Provincetown, Massachusetts, using his large-format camera to capture images of like-minded free spirits, mostly outdoors. American photographer Sheila Metzner had a very close friendship with Helmut and June Newton. People have been a constant in her work since the ’70s, be it her own five children or the female and male models who feature in her sophisticated fashion shoots.

Finally, in ‘June’s Room’, we present photographs taken by Evelyn Hofer in New York in the 1960s and ’70s – a personal portrait of the city that includes street scenes and panoramas, interiors and portraits. Her subtle colour images were pioneering achievements of poetic magical realism in street photography, and have since influenced many photographers.


31.Oct 11:00 am

Films on Helmut Newton


On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Helmut Newton, a film program on the life and work of the photographer is shown for one week on the ground floor of the Museum of Photography, starting with Gero von Boehm's film "The Bad and the Beautiful" (2020).


Helmut Newton Stiftung Jebensstraße 2 Museum für Fotografie 10623 Berlin