Legendary Photographer Peter Lindbergh Has Died At 74

The photographer's work appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker.

Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, whose trademark was the dramatic black and white portrait, has died at 74.

The German photographer passed away on Tuesday, his official Instagram account said, leaving a "big void".

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74,” the post read.

“He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren. He leaves a big void.”

Recognized as one of the most influential photographers of his generation, Lindbergh worked with countless fashion designers and international magazines throughout his career.

His unfussy, intimate black and white images of models are credited with having a significant impact on the fashion industry and pop culture.

Born in 1944 in what is now Poland, Lindbergh worked with many fashion designers along with international magazines throughout his career.

Recently he worked with the Duchess of Sussex, creating images for the September edition of Vogue magazine.

He was known for capturing the natural beauty of his subjects. “I hate retouching, I hate make-up. I always say, ‘Take the make-up off!'” he told British Vogue earlier this year.

Edward Enninful, editor of UK Vogue said: "His ability to see real beauty in people, and the world, was ceaseless, and will live on through the images he created. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, worked with him or loved his pictures."

His work was shown in museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Lindbergh also directed a number of films and documentaries. His film Inner Voices won best documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2000.

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