Museum für Fotografie
When Helmut Newton set up his foundation in Berlin in autumn 2003, he made an endowment of hundreds of original photographs which have since been preserved by the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz as a permanent loan. For its tenth anniversary, the Helmut Newton Foundation is now premiering around 200 of these photographs, under the title "Permanent Loan Selection." These prints, mainly never before shown in Berlin, will be presented in separate rooms according to the three main genres of his work: portraits, nudes, and fashion.
These include numerous portraits of well-known personalities, such as Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso, Karl Lagerfeld, and David Bowie. The fashion photographs, shot like the others in black and white as well as color, were mostly editorial assignments for renowned magazines that were commissioned primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. Newton's life-sized Big Nudes were taken in 1980 in Paris; five of them have adorned the walls of the museum lobby since the Foundation first opened. The current exhibition also presents other life-sized nudes.
Finally, in June's Room, visitors can experience a selection of enlarged contact sheets featuring various constellations of figures, offering a unique view into Newton's work process.
Helmut Newton Stiftung
Address / Getting there
U-Bahn: Kurfürstendamm, Zoologischer Garten
S-Bahn: Zoologischer Garten
Bus: Kurfürstendamm, Zoologischer Garten
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue 11:00 - 19:00
Wed 11:00 - 19:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
Opening times on public holidays Opening hours
Please note: On Thursday, 23 March 2023 the Museum für Fotografie will close as early as 6 pm due to an event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Prices / Tickets
Admission ticket Museum für Fotografie
10,00 EUR Concessions 5,00
Museum für Fotografie
Annual ticket Classic Plus
100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00
Classic Plus: all exhibitions
Museum Pass Berlin 3 days for permanent exhibitions
29,00 EUR Concessions 14,50
3 days for permanent exhibitions
Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,00 EUR
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