Helmut Newton: White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes

002564bb22d90f9c906111Helmut Newton is one of the most powerful and influential photographers of the past century – the place where art and fashion and subversion and aspiration all collide. If Newton’s work was controversial, it’s because he expressed the contradictions within all of us, and particularly within the women he photographed so beautifully: empowerment mixed with vulnerability, sensuality tempered by depravity. Newton deepened our understanding of changing gender roles, of the ways in which beauty creates its own kind of power and corruption. On top of that, his compositions were brilliantly precise, cinematic in their scope and in their storytelling.

Now through September 8th. Don’t miss this show.

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067