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Passings: June Newton, Photographer and Wife of Helmut Newton, Dies at 97

By David Schonauer   Monday April 12, 2021

June Newton, the Australian-born, globetrotting portrait photographer and wife of the late photographer Helmut Newton, died at her home in Monte Carlo on April 9. She was 97, notes Associated Press. Under her own name she worked on the design and publication of art books of her husband, but as Alice Springs she was one of the most sought-after photographers in Europe and the United States, notes Vanity Fair. Newton was born June Brown in Melbourne, Australia, in 1923, and studied acting. In 1947 she met Helmut Newton, a Jewish refugee who fled Germany at 18, who had a photography studio in Melbourne.

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