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Helmut Neustädter (Newton-Helmut)

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2004 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Photographers


1920 - Born in Jewish Berlin on the 31st of October.

1932 - He bought his first camera.

1938 - He fled Germany, leaving on a boat for China, which had no Jewish quotas.

1946 - He met his wife, actress June Browne, in Australia when she came to be photographed.

         - She became a photographer as well, under the name Alice Springs. Newton photographed for the leading publications including "Vogue", "Stern", "Jardin des Modes", "Elle", "Queen", and "Playboy," among others.

1948 - He married photographer and actress June Browne, who later changed her name to Alice Springs.

         - He set up a studio in Flinders Lane and worked primarily on fashion photography in the affluent post war years.

1961 - Returned to Europe, where he worked for the French, English and American editions of "Vogue".

         - Newton settled in Paris and began extensive work as a fashion photographer.

1970 - A heart attack slowed his output somewhat but he extended his work and his notoriety/fame greatly increased,

1980 - He also worked in portraiture and more fantastical studies.

2003 - He was extremely fond of his hometown of Berlin.

         - He donated an extensive photo collection to the Preußischer Kulturbesitz foundation.

2004 - Died on the 23rd of January, in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, CA.


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