Newton Talk & Tour
This evening programme filled with Helmut Newton and related topics will start with an introduction on Newton’s work by Foam curator Mirjam Kooiman.

After the introduction, we will take the time to explore the topic of contemporary professional photography practice. Upcoming photographer Carlijn Jacobs will explain her work in the context of Helmut Newton’s oeuvre. The talk will end with an conversation where Thamar Luthart, creative director of Pup Creative Agency, will join the table to discuss the balance and risks between commissioned and free work for upcoming photographers. 

After the talk and drinks at the rooftop bar at Spaces Vijzelstraat we will head over to Foam to explore the exhibition Helmut Newton - A Retrospective.

18.30 Walk in
19.00 Start talk
20.00 Visit to the exhibition

*Unfortunately, due to circumstances, photographer Philippe Vogelenzang will not be able to attend the event.

This summer, Foam presents a major exhibition of the work of Helmut Newton (Berlin, 1920 – West Hollywood, 2004), a legendary, supremely influential photographer. Taking over the entire building on Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht, the retrospective features over 200 photographs, ranging from early prints that rarely go on display to monumental photos.

Helmut Newton took up his camera in 1950s, but his breakthrough didn’t come until the 1970s, primarily with the striking photographs he produced on commission for French Vogue. Women and underlying themes such as power, eroticism and desire are central to his work. Seriousness and irony go hand in hand here. Newton also developed into an extremely successful and influential portrait photographer, who captured all the major names of his time – from film stars to politicians – with his camera.

Newton is responsible for a rich, authentic and complex oeuvre that can be considered one of the most iconic of the 20th century. The works featured in the exhibition are from the collection of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. Helmut by June, the film made by Newton’s wife June in 1995, will also be screened.

The exhibition is organised in close collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.

Helmut Newton – A Retrospective is made possible with the support of Main Sponsor Wolford, Lead Benefactor Fonds 21 and Project Partners Spaces and VSBfonds.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Newton Talk & Tour