One of the twentieth century's most renowned portrait photographers, he pioneered a style which places the subject in a carefully composed setting, capturing the essence of their work and personality; a style which became known as "environmental portraiture".
Since the late 1930s Newman has photographed many of the most outstanding personalities of the twentieth century, from Pablo Picasso to Alfred Stieglitz, Igor Stravinski, and John F. Kennedy. He has portrayed artists, writers, actors, composers, politicians and others from around the world in his unique style. In many ways Newman has captured the soul of twentieth century culture.
In the decades since the late 1930's Newman has worked for leading publications that include LIFE, Look, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker.