First International June Newton Retrospective at Helmut Newton Foundation

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BERLIN.- With the exhibition ‘Alice Springs’, the Berlin-based Helmut Newton Foundation will be presenting as of June 12th, 2010 the first retrospective of June Newton internationally. In 1970, she started her own photographic work under the pseudonym Alice Springs; this has been exhibited regularly at the Helmut Newton Foundation since 2005, namely in “June’s Room.” The current retrospective in Berlin provides with a range of approximately 250 works a comprehensive look at the four decades that span her work, presenting photographs from advertising and fashion as well as nudes and portraits. Her own photographic oeuvre began with a bout of influenza suffered by Helmut Newton in Paris in 1970. June Newton had her husband show her how to handle the camera and light meter and in his place photographed an advertisement for the French cigarette brand Gitanes. The portrait of the smoking model would be