Edition 2008


Born in 1944 on the Polish border of East Germany. Lives in France.
Peter Lindbergh spent his childhood in the industrial town of Duisburg. Peter Lindbergh was 27 when he picked up a camera for the first time. Since 1978, when Stern Magazine published his first fashion series, his work has been published by every major international fashion magazine and commissioned for the influential campaigns of the world's leading fashion designers.
Peter Lindbergh's first book, Ten Women, was published in 1996 and has sold more than 100,000 copies. His second, Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women, published in 1997, inspired Ian Phillips to call Lindbergh « the world's greatest fashion photographer » in the Independent Sunday Review Magazine. His exhibitions have toured the world, including the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Bunkamura Museum in Tokyo, the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni in Rome, and the Museum of the Contemporary Age at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, to name only a few. He has been twice named « Best Photographer » by The Fashion Awards in Paris, twice recognized by the International Festival of Fashion Photography, and was named Fashion Photographer of the Year at the Lucie Awards in 2005 in New York.
One of the most respected and widely emulated photographers working today, Peter Lindbergh is considered a great master of black and white photography. Lindbergh's images have redefined the world of fashion photography with their compelling realism, lack of pretension and ineffable depth of emotion.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture