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Supermodel fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh dies at 74

Supermodel fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh dies at 74

FILE PHOTO: German photographer Peter Lindbergh stands in front of his portrait of American model Berri Smither during a press presentation of his exhibition "Images of Women" in the Hamburg museum for art and crafts January 21. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/File Photo

German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, credited with inventing the concept of the supermodel in the 1980s, has died aged 74, a message on his Instagram account said on Wednesday (Sep 4).

Lindbergh recently shot pictures of women for the Forces For Change issue of British Vogue magazine that Meghan, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, guest edited. The women he photographed included actress Jane Fonda, climate activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden.

FILE PHOTO: Cast member and photographer Peter Lindbergh poses during a photocall for the film "The Look", at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo

Born in 1944 in German-occupied Poland, he is seen as the creator of a style of naturalistic fashion photography which showed women without heavy make-up and is known for famous images of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington.

Lindbergh made an appearance at the Berlin Film Festival in February for a documentary about him called "Women's Stories".

The Instagram message said the photographer, who also directed films and documentaries, had died on Sep. 3. It gave no further details, saying only he was survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, four sons and seven grandchildren.

"He leaves a big void," it said.

(Source: Reuters)

Source: Reuters