The exhibition Men, War & Peace at the Helmut Newton Foundation presents work by James Nachtwey and David LaChapelle alongside a series of Helmut Newton`s portraits of men.
American fashion and lifestyle photographer David LaChapelle has depicted staged images of a hedonistic American society for more than a decade. In his photography we meet many of those in whom the mass media take interest: Marilyn Manson and Madonna, Pamela Anderson and Eminem, Paris Hilton and Leonardo diCaprio. Each setting is designed to be as artificial as possible and it is these obsessively composed scenarios that form the stylistic basis for his photographs, many of which unabashedly court controversy.
In contrast, the American war photographer, James Nachtwey, imbues his imagery with a humane, moral tenor and delivers us a shocking series of photographs from the war zones of our time.
Helmut Newton Foundation Web Site
Click here for David LaChapelle's Artists & Prostitutes.