Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh Dies Aged 74 | Fashion News


Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died aged 74.


The news was announced in a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday.


He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren.


The German photographer was best known for his black and white portraits and has been credited with the rise of the supermodel in the 1990s.


He worked with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista and his photos were featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar and The New Yorker.


Born in Poland in 1944, he grew up in Duisburg, Germany and studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the 1960s.


After completing his studies, he opened his first photography studio in Dusseldorf in 1973 and later moved to Paris to work for Vogue.


Lindbergh shot three Pirelli calendars in 1996, 2002 and 2017, photographing actors including Lupita Nyong’o, Helen Mirren and Uma Thurman.


He also directed several films and documentaries and his film Inner Voices won best documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2000.


More recently he photographed Meghan Markle for her Vanity Fair cover in 2017 and worked with her again when she guest-edited the September issue of Vogue magazine.


He also shot musician Rosalía for the cover of Vogue España and Gigi Hadid for Vogue Arabia.


Lindbergh preferred to photograph his subjects naturally, telling Vogue earlier this year: “I hate retouching. I hate make-up. I always say: ‘Take the make-up off!'”


Actress Charlize Theron paid tribute to the photographer on Twitter, writing: “My heart is broken. Peter Lindbergh was a genius and an absolute master of his craft. Beyond that, what made him truly one of a kind was his consistent kindness, warmth, and incredible sense of humor. One of the best human beings I have ever met. I will never forget you my friend”.



Edward Enninful, editor of UK Vogue said: “His ability to see real beauty in people, and the world, was ceaseless, and will live on through the images he created. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, worked with him or loved his pictures”.









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