Today marks the official premier of the exhibition ‘Peter Lindbergh, a different vision on fashion photography‘. From September 10 till February 12, 2017 you can admire the internationally touring exhibition in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. After that it’ll move on to Munich. The exhibition, produced by the Kunsthal and curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot is a thematic retrospect of Lindbergh’s vision on female beauty, his fashion photography and his social engagement.
Invitation to the press preview
I was privileged to be invited to the press preview and press conference, where I myself, also got to photograph a few of the supermodels that Lindbergh captured in his most renowned past work as well as contemporary photos. Supermodels Milla Jovovich, Karen Alexander, Tatjana Patitz, Nadja Auermann, Cecilia Chancellor and Lara Stone shared their personal anecdotes of collaborating with Peter Lindbergh and his influence on (fashion-) photography. Cherry on top of my personal cake, was the opportunity I got to take a selfie with supermodel Karen Alexander.
Pioneer of Fashion Photography
The exhibition ‘Peter Lindbergh, A Different Vision on Fashion Photography’ showcases over 220 photos of this legendary photographer. Lindbergh is one of the most influential photographers in the world. Since the 1980s, his black and white photography has set the tone for the development of fashion photography. In those days it was groundbreaking to photograph monochrome as everyone was photographing in colour. His work launched the careers of a new generation of supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.
Besides his fashion photography you can also admire his timeless and famous works of actresses like Julian Moore and Penelope Cruz, or popstar Tina Turner. Lindbergh was very much inspired by film and dance, the femme fatale, heroins, and headstrong women. Often called ‘The Poet of Glamour’ or the “Photographer of Truth” he overthrows all truths of what is beautiful, and social status. His work is therefore characterized by portraits of physical grace and a certain liberation. His photograph of a group of make-up-less models in just crisp white shirts is maybe one of his most famous ones. He redefines feminine beauty, and loves to capture women of all ages and their femininity in an unprecedented way. Lindbergh’s Vogue photos even inspired George Michael to launch the super model movement and to make the videoclip ‘Freedom’.
Peter Lindbergh pop-up shop
At the end of the exhibition you’ll arrive at the special Peter Lindbergh pop-up shop where you can buy notebooks, posters, white blouses, and other merchandise. Part of the exhibition is also a 500 pages book about Lindbergh compiled by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, by Paprika Design and published by Taschen. (hardcover ISBN 978-3-8365-5282-0)
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