Helmut Newton was perhaps the twentieth century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer. His work carries a heavy erotic charge and combines humour with decadence, voyeurism and elements of sado-masochism. Having worked extensively as a fashion photographer, Newton’s work has appeared in many magazines including French Vogue, Elle, Paris Match, Playboy and Marie Claire. In 1990 Newton was awarded the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in Paris, and Officier des Arts, Lettres et Sciences in Monaco in 1992. Newton has had major retrospectives in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Turin and Moscow.