Peter Lindbergh (born Brodbeck on November 23, 1944) is a German photographer and director.
Considered a pioneer in photography, he introduced a form of new realism by redefining the standards of beauty with his timeless images, influenced by documentary photographers, street photographers and photojournalists like Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand.
Lindbergh’s humanist approach and singular vision of women sets him apart from the other photographers as he privileges their souls and the personality. He changed drastically the standards of the fashion photography in times of excessive retouching considering that there is something else that makes a person interesting, beyond their age. In a 2014 interview he mentions that : « This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.”