Born in Germany in 1944, Peter Lindbergh was a highly acclaimed photographer. 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 continued 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 appeared in magazines including Vogue, W, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. He shot advertising campaigns for design houses including Giorgio Armani, Prada, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander and Hugo Boss. Lindbergh also photographed the 1996, 2002 and 2017 Pirelli calendars featuring the likes of Eva Herzigova, Selma Blair, Lupita Nyong'o, Helen Mirren and Uma Thurman and photographed numerous other celebrities including 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 directed various television commercials and documentaries which 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.