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Peter Lindbergh: the fashion photographer on exhibition

In 2019 the genius of fashion photography in the 20th century, Peter Lindbergh, passed away and the city of Turin decided to honour him with an exhibition dedicated to him in the context of the New Paratissima chaired by Laura Milani.

The photograper’s life

He was born in 1944, in Poland, of German nationality. His passion for art led him to embark on a university career focused on painting at the College of Art di Krefeld.

He began working in the field of photography in Düsseldorf, where he moved to work alongside the German photographer Hans Lux. Two years later, in 1973, he opened his own photographic studio.

At the end of the 1970s he came into contact with the likes of Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer.

They influenced his art. In 1978 he decided to move to Paris to concentrate exclusively on fashion photography.

He worked with top models such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.

In a career spanning more than thirty years, Peter Lindbergh has always stood out for his simplicity, his elegance, giving ample space to simple photographs, spontaneous poses and faces without make-up. He preferred black and white photographs and mostly analogue.

« A fashion photographer should help define the image of today’s women or men in their time, to reflect a certain social or human reality. How surreal is it that today, by retouching all the marks due to life and experience, we are retouching the personal story and the truth behind each face?”»

Peter Lindbergh

He has worked for numerous magazines, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar US. In 2017 she shot her third Pirelli calendar.

Uma Thurman per Pirelli 2017

The exhibition in Turin

The Untold Stories exhibition was born in Düsseldorf 2 years ago. The photographer collected more than 140 photographs, from the early 1980s to the present day.

The exhibition runs from 13 May to 13 August 2021 and celebrates the artist’s legacy.

The exhibition is divided into 3 chapters. Two large installations complete the presentation, Manifest, the opening installation featuring large-scale bluebacks.

The central part of the exhibition consists of images and photographs that were highlights of his career, specially chosen by the photographer.

Below is the exhibition poster, hurry up!

Dajana Mrruku

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