Born: Established: 31 Oct 1920 Weimar ; Died: 23 Jan 2004 Los Angeles
Newton developed a fascination with photography while still a boy. Following Kristallnacht he escaped from Germany and fled to Singapore. When that destination became too dangerous he moved to Australia.
Newton served in the Australian army during World War II and established a photography studio in Melbourne after his discharge. In 1957 he moved to London with his Australian wife to take up an assignment with Vogue magazine.
From the mid-1970s onwards Newton divided his time between Los Angeles and Monte Carlo. He died in Los Angeles in a motor vehicle accident.