Born on the Polish border of East Germany in 1944, Peter Lindbergh is considered to be one of the world’s preeminent fashion photographers and is credited with helping to create the supermodel phenomenon of the 1990s. He has been described as a “poet of glamour.”
One of the great masters of black and white photography, Lindbergh is acclaimed for his cinematic images, which have redefined the world of fashion photography with their compelling realism, lack of pretension and ineffable depth of emotion.
Lindbergh’s current photography mirrors contemporary life. Describing his work, American Photo has said: “The most important quality in Peter Lindbergh’s fashion photography is a forthright, almost shocking honesty. His models seem to open themselves emotionally to his camera. Amid the artifice, they seem real.”