Alice Springs – Retrospective

15 September 2024 – 2 February 2025

Museum Schloss Moyland is celebrating the important work of photographer Alice Springs with a major retrospective. The exhibition forms an engaging dialogue with the presentation of previously unseen works by the Franco-German photographer Willy Maywald from the museum’s collection, most of which have never been shown before.

June Newton (1923–2021) began her career as a photographer under the pseudonym Alice Springs in 1970, stepping in for her ailing husband, Helmut Newton, on an advertising shoot. Her impressive body of work has established her one as of the foremost fashion and portrait photographers of her time. Like her husband, Springs extensively explored the fields of fashion, advertising, portraiture and nudes. In the series Us and Them, however, the contrasting perceptions and portrayals of the same subjects by Springs and Newton highlight their distinct approaches to mood and character.

In addition to portraits from the international cultural scene, fashion and advertising photography, the exhibition features recently discovered photographs from the Newton’s former flat in Monaco in 2023 which had never been shown before. In collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin and the Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Museum Schloss Moyland is presenting around 150 vintage prints and exhibition prints by the photographer.

Curated by Antje-Britt Mählmann

You are cordially invited to the opening on Sunday, 15 September 2024, at 2:00 pm. Admission is free!

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