Today we celebrate the Centennial of Helmut Newton’s birth ( Born: October 31, 1920, Berlin). I deeply appreciate and admire his work, particularly understanding his early life in Berlin in the 1930’s that undoubtedly influenced his approach to his photographs. Below is a collection of quotes that I transcribed from the latest documentary of his […]
David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini by Helmut Newton There is no beauty without emotion —-Diana Vreeland With the cancellation of The Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, the new Helmut Newton documentary The Bad and The Beautiful (Gero von Boehm) is now available from several streaming services. Released in the centennial year of his birth, it […]
The opening of The Power of Femininity in early March was a delightful evening of photographic art, music, wine, and conversation.
On the way home from launching my Lisbon exhibition “The Power of Femininity”, I was inspired to stop at London’s Atlas Gallery (www.Atlasgallery.com) for a rare exhibition of photographs by the Lillian Bassman (1917-2012). I have studied her work from my photo books for years, this being my first opportunity to see prints live. The Atlas curation […]
On October 26th in London, the 14th Annual Black and White Spider Awards nominated 9 of Ted Witek’s photographs (5 photographs in Fashion, 2 in Nude, 1 in Fine Arts and Silhouette). Ted Witek won 3 of these awards (2 in Fashion & 1 in Nude). Ted‘s work was selected among 6418 entries from 73 […]
With Carol Fonde and António José Costa….. My two longtime collaborators to whom I owe intense gratitude…. and the only printers who touch my negatives. I joke they have the ‘prima-donna gene’ of all master printers; but, they have honestly influenced my style and development of seeing photographically more than anyone. Carol is the world’s […]
Show Introduction commentary: Dr Matthias Harder Curator, Helmut Newton Foundation Berlin Opening of the 20th anniversary exhibition of Helmut Newton’s SUMO and return of “Three Boys from Pasadena” ….. (l to r) Just Loomis, Benedikt Taschen, Dr Matthias Harder (Curator at the Helmut Newton Foundation) ….Ted and Matthias…… George Holz, Mark Arbeit, Joachim Rissmann. An […]
Selected images from Lisbon Exhibition North South, East West by Curator Hilda Yasseri are now on display at Galeria Almada Negreiros in The Portuguese Consulate in Toronto through April 1, 2019.
With sincere gratitude to the Cultural Center of Cascais and the Canadian Embassy in Portugal. PHOTO: This week’s closing reception of North South, East West in Lisbon The image St. James Hotel, Montreal was chosen for the Foundation’s permanent collection. Picture l to r : Isabel Alvarenga (Museum Director), Salvato Teles de Menezes (President of […]
North South, East West Ted Witek (1957- ) was born and raised in Connecticut. He left the United States for Germany in 2001, moving to Portugal in 2004. He immediately fell in love with the country and its people. Having the artistic good fortune to travel many times to the North and South of […]