On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Helmut Newton’s birth theatres are displaying the film “Helmut Newton: the Bad and the Beautiful” directed by Gero von Boehm. The premiere, which was originally planned for autumn 2020, was delayed due to the further covid-19 restrictions but now, finally, we can watch it at cinemas.
Helmut Newton was a controversial person. The way he photographed naked women was criticized (and still is). He was considered by many to be misogynist, by others as a genius, who by showing the nudity of a woman was giving her absolute strength and advantage over a man. Despite on personal opinions about that, the story of Newton, his persona, and obviously his pictures are something that every self-respected photographer has to discover and acknowledge.