On December 7th, 2012 the exhibitions 'Helmut Newton: World without Men / Archives de Nuit' and 'François-Marie Banier: Portraits' will be opened at the Helmut Newton Foundation
Fashion photography was always the most important genre in Helmut Newtons work. Long before he filled his own first books by international publishing houses with his fashion images, he worked on commissions for top magazines and fashion houses. Newton published some of these photographs in 1984 in his fourth book ironically and descriptively titled World without Men. The book contains statements and commentaries by Newton alongside many of the iconic photographs that he took in Paris, Saint Tropez, Los Angeles, Milan, Berlin, and London from the 1960s through the 1980s. This is the first time that the legendary photo book will be transformed into an exhibition and presented in its entirety, similar to the most recent exhibition on Newtons first three photo books.
World without Men will be complemented by Archives de Nuit, an exhibition project and accompanying publication by Helmut Newton, which premiered in 1992 in Paris. The project brings together diverse black & white photographs by Newton from the late 1980s and early 1990s: portraits, nudes, landscapes, and still lifes but no fashion. Some of these photographs will be presented for the first time in Berlin.
Furthermore, the French artist and author François-Marie Banier has been invited to present more than 30 of his photographic portraits in Junes Room, among them David Lynch, Johnny Depp, Woody Allen, Samuel Beckett, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, and Caroline of Monaco. Banier has exhibited worldwide and his multifaceted work has been presented in numerous publications.