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From Christy Turlington to Naomi Campbell: all the supermodels 40 something in the pics of Peter Lindbergh


Kunsthal Rotterdam presents major retrospective on Peter Lindbergh. The first exhibition in the Netherlands devoted to German photographer features more than 220 photographs. He shoot the first generation of supermodels: Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford & Linda Evangelista are all 40 something now. What a generation!


Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auermann, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Karen Alexander & Helena Christensen, Catalina Beach Club, New York, USA. Vogue Italia © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery)


Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Peter Lindbergh, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford & Linda Evangelista, New York, 1990 Behind the scenes photograph, Vogue UK cover shoot © Jim Rakete

Lindbergh’s pure black-and-white photographs have determined the course of fashion photography since the early 1980s

The exhibition ‘A Different Vision on Fashion Photography’ is an ode to Lindbergh’s multifaceted oeuvre from 1978 to the present day. Regarded as one of the most influential fashion photographers, the multimedia exhibition is presented in a thematic approach marking his creative development and focusing on his themes, imaginary world and passions through the years, into nine different sections: Supermodels, Couturiers, Zeitgeist, Dance, The Darkroom, The Unknown, Silver Screen, Icons and an exclusive Rotterdam gallery.

The ‘Rotterdam Gallery’, photographed for the October Issue of Dutch Vogue especially made for the exhibition, shows the results of Lindbergh’s shooting with Dutch top model Lara Stone and emerging talent Elisa Hupkes in the Port of Rotterdam.

Lindbergh has shot the first generation of supermodels: Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford & Linda Evangelista and more. The “girls” are now all in their 40 something. What a gorgeous generation. If you remember the Versace’s shows in the 90’s, they were absolutely superstar.

This spectacular overview of Lindbergh’s extensive oeuvre also presents exclusive material varying from previously unseen material from personal notes, storyboards, props, polaroids, contact sheets and fi lms to monumental prints, in a large-scale retrospective of the photographer’s work. His avant-garde images quickly addressed the concerns and stakes of society with his singular vision, in a world with established aesthetic codes.

Info: +31 (0)10-4400300, – Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 5pm. From 10 sept 2016/ feb 2017.

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