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Peter Lindbergh

Esteemed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, often credited with the rise of the supermodel, died Tuesday, 3rd of September 2019, at the age of 74, as announced in a post on his official Instagram account Wednesday.
[Feature Image: Angela Lindvall and Chris Dye, Warner Bros Studios, Burbank, California, 2004]
Lindbergh, born in 1944 in Lissa, Germany, worked as a window dresser for a department store before enrolling in the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1960s.
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Photographer Peter Lindberg. Credit: Gisela Schober

"Lindbergh is most renowned for his work with '90s supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista, while he recently photographed women including climate activist Greta Thunberg, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, actor Salma Hayek Pinault and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex."
- Emily Dixon, CNN -

"In a career of more than four decades, Mr. Lindbergh became one of the best-known names in fashion photography, propelling the careers of supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington Burns and Linda Evangelista with his alternately cinematic and naturalistic portraits in black and white, his preference."
- The New York Times By  -

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Black and White: The Vision of Peter Lindbergh
The models, from left, Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington during a Lindbergh shoot on a Southern California beach in 1988.

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A message from his family, shared on his official Instagram account, confirmed the news on Wednesday morning:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74,” the post read. “He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren. He leaves a big void.


 

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