Peter Lindbergh is a highly acclaimed photographer who was born in Germany in 1944. After working as an assistant to photographer Hans Lux, Lindbergh began to work independently as an advertising photographer. His early images were characterised by a preference for black and white film, which continues to compromise the majority of his work. In 1978, after his first series of fashion photographs was published in Stern Magazine, Lindbergh decided to move to Paris.
Lindbergh's photographs have since appeared in magazines including Vogue, W, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. Lindbergh has also shot advertising campaigns for design houses including Giorgio Armani, Prada, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander and Hugo Boss. He also photographed the 1996 and Pirelli calendars featuring Eva Herzigova and Selma Blair and has photographed numerous celebrities such as Catherine Deneuve, Brad Pitt and Charlotte Rampling.
His first book, Ten Women, a black and white portfolio of ten top models was published in 1996 followed by Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women in 1997. Lindbergh's original photographs first became available to collectors in 1996 through a series of international gallery and museum exhibitions. Lindbergh has also directed various television commercials and documentatries which have premiered in Milan, New York, and at the 2000 Locarno Film Festival and at the 2000 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
His work continues to hold its permanent position in galleries around the world.