Peter Lindbergh


Catherine Deneuve, 1991 ©Peter Lindbergh
Milla's shoes, 1990 ©Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh's Deauville

Born in 1944 in Germany and died on September 3, 2019 in Paris, Peter Lindbergh is one of the most influential contemporary photographers of our time. A visionary, he shook up the codes of post-modern fashion photography by incorporating into his compositions a new image of the woman, modern and freed from the old beauty codes, where little importance is placed on clothing.
Peter Lindbergh creates timeless images, between humanistic approach and idealization of the woman. Convinced that the interest of a subject lies elsewhere than in its age, he shakes up the norms of fashion photography at a time when we are accustomed to exaggeratedly retouching images. He explains that "the responsibility of photographers today must be to liberate women and, in fact, everyone from the haunts of youth and perfection .
Since the late 1970s, Lindbergh has worked for prestigious brands and magazines, including the American, Italian and German editions of Vogue, the American edition of Harper's Bazaar as well as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Visionaire, Interview and W.
In 1980, Peter Lindbergh made his first fashion reportage in Deauville for Vogue Italia. He has been coming back every year since, seduced by the space of the beach and its changing lights.
In 2017, he returns to Deauville for a monumental exhibition with twenty-two photographs presented in a monumental installation testifying to this strong encounter between a place and an artist. Peter Lindbergh's first outdoor exhibition, the installation Le Deauville de Peter Lindbergh has been set up on the very spot where these photographs were taken.

Babeth Djian, member of the Planche(s) Contact jury, on the exhibition Peter Lindbergh's Deauville:
"No one better than the immense photographer Peter Lindbergh has been able to reveal the woman herself in her naked, disturbing and moving truth.
From Catherine Deneuve to Naomi Campbell, the beach of Deauville has been one of his favorite places for its particular light.
This setting, both inspiring and poetic, has served as a canvas to sublimate and immortalize the most beautiful women of our time.


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