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What’s new, Matthias Harder? Interview by Nadine Dinter

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The work of the iconic photographer Helmut Newton is unique, world renowned, and continues to be highly in demand on the art market and in the world of print publishing. When it comes to exhibiting and interpreting Newton’s oeuvre, there is no better person than Dr. Matthias Harder, the Helmut Newton Foundation’s curator and, since 2019, its director. With fascinating anecdotes that explain the photographer’s distinct approach combining nudes, portraiture, and fashion, revealing the influence of Newton’s love of art and film on his work, Harder knows how to educate and entertain audiences alike. Born in Kiel in 1965, Harder studied art history, classical archaeology, and philosophy in Kiel and Berlin. He is a member of the German Society of Photography, a board member of the European Month of Photography, a contributor to respected international magazines, such as Art in America, Foam, Aperture, Eikon, and Photonews, and has penned numerous articles for books and exhibition catalogues. Having staged in 2019 a second reprisal of the legendary SUMO exhibition (first shown in 2009), Harder’s newest exhibition project “Body Performance” will open at the Helmut Newton Foundation on...

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