Beauty speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself, and your very own sensibility – that's my definition
of a woman today.
–Peter Lindbergh
German, 1944–2019
A true master of his medium, Lindbergh forever changed both the course of fashion photography and the artistic representation of women.

Portrait
and Fashion
Photography
Worked with most famous models and actresses in the world
VOGUE ARABIA
Gigi Hadid, Paris, 2019
His work appeared regularly
Peter Lindbergh, a pillar of contemporary fashion photography who played a key role in inaugurating the supermodel era in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Paris, where he lived. He was 74.
VOGUE ARABIA
Gigi Hadid, Paris, 2019
Additionally, he drastically changed the standards of fashion photography at a time of excessive retouching, believing that there is something else that makes a person interesting, beyond their age.
VOGUE GERMANY Deauville, 2019
legendary fashion photographer
Moreover, his humanist approach and idealisation of women set him apart from the other photographers, as he privileges the soul and the personality.
legendary fashion
photographer
on the covers of magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and it has been shown in museums worldwide, among them the V&A in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He also published several books of his photographs.
Peter lindbergh
“Beauty speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself, and your very own sensibility – that's my definition of a woman today”
NUMERO – LA PARISIENNE
Birgit Kos, Paris, 2019
WALKING WITH PETER LINDBERGH Vogue Italia, October 2016
Vogue Italia October 2016:
Walking
A special issue, conceived and created almost as if it were
real
beauty
in people
real beauty
see
His ability to
COVER STORY
WALKING WITH PETER LINDBERGH Vogue Italia, October 2016
WALKING WITH PETER LINDBERGH Vogue Italia, October 2016
WALKING WITH PETER LINDBERGH Vogue Italia october 2016
a book of photography, with all the prerequisites to become a collectible. Peter is considered an innovator for having introduced a sort of New Realism in photography, for having taken fashion “on the street” and having used the street and its movements as a realistic background for photographic series that have made history.
A special issue, conceived and created almost as if it were a book of photography, with all the prerequisites to become a collectible. Peter is considered an innovator for having introduced a sort of New Realism in photography, for having taken fashion “on the street” and having used the street and its movements as a realistic background for photographic series that have made history.
Considered a pioneer in photography, he introduced a form of new realism by redefining the standards of beauty with timeless images. His humanist approach and idealisation of women sets him apart from the other photographers as he privileges the soul and the personality.
Moved to Paris in 1978 to pursue his career.
1978s
He turned his attention to photography and worked for two years assisting German photographer Hans Lux, before opening his own studio in 1973. Becoming well known in his native country, he joined the Stern magazine family.
He moved to Düsseldorf, where he set up a photo studio.
1971s
“I wanted to tell a story on the street. And while often in magazines the act of walking is portrayed in a stereotyped and frankly boring way, this is where looking to the future is for me/this is where the future is for me”.
1944s
He left school at 14 to work in a department store, then moved to Berlin to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Born in Leszno Poland, he spent his childhood in Duisburg
1960s
He remembers these years: "I preferred actively seeking out van Gogh’s inspirations, my idol, rather than painting the mandatory portraits and landscapes taught in Art schools...".
He enrolled the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts
Mix of editorial and commercial work
he usher
in a new
era of
models
New York Streets, 2016
'WALKING WITH
'PIRELLI CALENDAR'
VOGUE ITALIA -
'INDEPENDENTALLURE'
Alicia Vikander
February 2016
Salin-de-Giraud, 2016
PETER LINDBERGH'
Numéro
'La Parisienne'
Birgit Kos
2019
Vogue Germany
'natural beauty'
Birgit Kos,Sara Grace Wallerstedt
September 2019
VOGUE ITALIA
'The Heist'
Guinevere van Seenus, Kirsten Owen
May 2015
New York Streets, 2016
'WALKING WITH
'PIRELLI CALENDAR'
VOGUE ITALIA -
'INDEPENDENTALLURE'
Alicia Vikander,
February 2016
Salin-de-Giraud, 2016
PETER LINDBERGH'
Numéro
'La Parisienne'
Birgit Kos,
2019
Vogue Germany
'natural beauty'
Birgit Kos,Sara Grace Wallerstedt,
September 2019
VOGUE ITALIA
'The Heist'
Guinevere van Seenus, Kirsten Owen,
May 2015
journey into
creativity
“I always say, ‘Take the makeup off!’ ” He added: “The number of beautiful women who have asked me to lengthen their legs or move their eyes further apart, you would not believe. It’s a culture of madness.”
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Exhibitions
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Eva Herzigova has one of the most recognisable faces in the fashion industry: from her award-winning and traffic-stopping Wonderbra campaign to her Vogue covers.
The Fashion World
Remembers Peter
Eva Herzigova
Peter has taken pictures of me since I was 16 years old
Eva Herzigova
REMEMBERING
PETER
LINDBERGH
Lindbergh was one of the great disruptors of
1944 – 2019
Emma Watson stars in an exclusive
Peter Lindbergh-directed film for Vogue Australia, 2018
high-gloss fashion photography, giving his mostly black and white editorials a signature gritty elegance. His stunning portraits of top models, typically devoid of heavy make-up, portrayed a raw beauty.
He has been part of my career since the absolute beginning. I have always thought of Peter as family. I felt protected in his company and absolutely adored those stunning black and white images that expressed women’s strength through their eyes. He was capable of capturing people’s soul.
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