Milan: Seeing People

The entrance to Galleria Carla Sozzani
Who better to mentor a novice photographer than legendary lensman Helmut Newton? In 1970, when the iconic German photographer was dealing with an illness, he sent his wife on an assignment in his place. Australian actress June Newton's new career began with that first shoot in Paris. Under the pseudonym Alice Springs, she snapped an advertisement for the French cigarette brand Gitanes. By 1974, she shot the cover of French Elle and has had her work featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue and Marie Claire since then.

Now Milan's Galleria Carla Sozzani at 10 Corso Como is hosting an exhibit of Springs' work called People. Lining the white walls are ad campaigns, nudes and celebrity portraits taken over the last 40 years. From Yves Saint Laurent to Anjelica Huston, Springs doesn't romanticize her subjects. Without dramatic poses or concepts, the black and white images are both stark and revealing. Produced by Berlin's Helmut Newton Foundation, People proves why June Newton stepped out from behind her husband's shadow, and became famous in her own right.

View of the courtyard patio at 10 Corso Como from Galleria Carla Sozzani


Unknown said...

that courtyard view is beautiful! so happy I got to see this

Marisa said...

What an experience to see a superb photographer like this in Milan!! Beautiful courtyard!