Peter Lindbergh‘s collection of Images of Women, published by Schirmer / Mosel for the first time in 1997 and reprinted several times since, today pays tribute to the great fashion photographer who recently died. With around 190 black and white photos in brilliant print of the most beautiful and famous women in the world, Lindbergh (1944-2019) then offered a first retrospective of his photographic work from the 1980s and 1990s. It was the time top-models, a phenomenon which he himself is also behind. But by his own style which then shaped a whole generation of photographers, he left a real mark. More than perfection and glamor, Lindbergh sought out the radiance and individuality of his models, and this in a way more associated with portrait photography than with the world of fashion. Thus were born these “images of women”, which reflect not only an ideal of beauty but also what these women of their time are – Naomi and Nadja, for example, Amber, Kate, Madonna, Tina Turner, Demi Moore, Milla Jovovich…
Text by Martin Harrison, British photo historian. The sequence of images was established by Argentine artistic director Juan Gatti.
PETER LINDBERGH: IMAGES OF WOMEN
Text by Martin Harrison
Posted by Schirmer / Mosel
312 pages, 189 illustrations in two tones