„What's so striking about black and white photography is how it really helps
a sense of reality to come through.“ – Peter Lindbergh
Powerful and fragile, straightforward and playful, emancipated and sensual – Peter Lindbergh's photographs are far more than artistic, coolly remote fashion photographs. His melancholy, unembellished photographs of mostly female models reveal, behind the artificial styling and makeup, an intimate glimpse of their inner essence. With subjects including Sharon Stone, Madonna, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Jeanne Moreau, Penélope Cruz, Catherine Deneuve, and Uma Thurman, Lindbergh employs sensitivity and a reduction to the essential to find the individual behind the star cult and to present her in all her strength and fragility.
C/O Berlin presents 120 photographs and films from the oeuvre of Peter Lindbergh – from his classics and icons of fashion photography to his invasion photos and the Vogue Berlin series of 2009. Including never-before published Archive-Polaroids as well as documentary films, the exhibition provides insights into the star photographer's approach to his work.