THE PASSING OF A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER: RIP PETER LINDBERG

Peter Lindberg, the German fashion photographer whose work ushered in the era of the “super model,” died this past Tuesday. Lindberg’s worked at the pinnacle of the fashion world, his photography regularly appearing in the major fashion magazines – British and American Vogue, Harpers, etc. — and captured a group of models who would eventually become famous beauty icons in their own right, such that they were practically household names: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington. These were the so-called super models. His work was known for its naturalistic, black-and-white aesthetic that often presented his subjects in cinematic manner. Lindberg’s forty years of photography had in recent years been itself the subject of museum exhibitions, including shows at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Rest in peace, Peter Lindberg.