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Museum for Photography – Helmut Newton Foundation - photography

In June 2004, June Newton opened the Museum for Photography near the Zoologischer Garten railway station as a gift to the city of Berlin, exhibiting a collection of pictures taken by her husband, the acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton.

Artistic endeavours in black and white
The Museum for Photography is a department of the art library under the same roof as the Helmut Newton Foundation. The objective of the new establishment is to pool the many different museum sections on photography in the National Museums in Berlin into one exhibition, research and documentation centre. Helmut Newton, born in Berlin in 1920, revolutionised the world of fashion photography like no other with his erotic style. In 1956, he began working for the Australian edition of “Vogue”, which became his main employer. Over time, he also began accepting commissions from the French, Italian, American and German editions too, as well as other well-known fashion magazines.
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This is a memorial to the many Jews who were murdered during the Nazi period. The imposing 19,000m² site is adorned with 2,711 concrete stele (pillars) of various heights, laid in an irregular pattern, and there is also an underground information centre. There are several rooms in this 800m² centre, providing visitors with information about the main phases of the Holocaust and stories of the fate met by so many individuals. The exhibition commences with text and photos from the years 1933-1945.
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A selection of other memorial museums in Germany.
Other memorial sites for the victims of Nazism.

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