Peter Lindbergh: The Photographer Who Loves Women

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Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington for Vogue, 1988. Copyright: Peter Lindbergh.

He is considered one of the greatest fashion photographers of all time, the one who launched the ‘Supermodels Phenomenon‘ and made them look like real goddesses.

Widely known for his incredible talent, Peter Lindbergh worked as a window dresser for a local department store and enrolled the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1960’s.

After moving to Düsseldorf in 1971, he turned his attention to photography and opened his own studio in 1973.

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Sabisha Friedberg and Jessica Stam for for Vogue Italy, Paris. Copyright: Peter Lindbergh.

“There is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.”

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His idealisation of women sets him apart from the other photographers as he privileges the soul and the personality far more than beauty and fine features.

“If you take out the fashion and the artifice, you can then see the real person.”

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Kate Moss photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Harper’s Bazaar, 1994.

His amazing works constantly appear on the most important fashion reviews, like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar; in campaigns for Dior, Giorgio Armani, Prada and Lancôme. Iconic are his dreamy portraits of Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Tatiana Patitz and other wonderful supermodels.

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Tatjana Patitz by Peter Lindbergh.

His work is part of the permanent collections of many Fine Arts museums around the world and has also been shown in prestigious museums and galleries.