Previously hosted in Germany and Spain, Belgium now has the honour of presenting Peter Lindbergh's Untold Stories exhibition.
Designed to celebrate his legacy and offer a unique perspective on his work, the exhibition covers his entire career, from his beginnings in the 1980s to his death in September 2019.
Thanks to the involvement and support of the city of Brussels and the collaboration of the Peter Lindbergh Foundation, these unpublished photos, videos and large formats will be on display for five months in the Espace Vanderborght in Brussels.
2018 marked the beginning of a friendship between Bruno Pani (founder of the events agency Profirst and the social club TheMerode) and Peter Lindbergh, the iconic photographer from the 1980s to the present-day. Lindbergh revealed a human touch, capturing the fragility in the strength of models, marking his era and the emergence of
the Top Models. He collaborated with the leading glossy magazines of the day, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. He remains the only photographer to have captured the mythical Pirelli Calendar three times. Through his lens, the famous Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Helena Christensen, set the trend fora new expression of femininity - raw beauty.
In September 2019, Peter Lindbergh put down his camera for the last time, but the power of his cinematic-scale remains forever immortalised in each of the images that literally and figuratively pushed the boundaries of fashion photography. Before his death, Peter Lindbergh created a foundation with the aim of preserving his
Since then, the Peter Lindbergh Foundation continues to promote his photographic heritage, notably through the Untold Stories exhibition, initially conceived in collaboration with the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.
Untold Stories will unveil more than 150 works freely associated by the author to create a mise en abyme and a dialogue between the photos, superimposing the person who discovers, the person who poses and the person who is just passing by.
A monumental and immersive experience that combines barely known or completely unpublished photos with the artist's most iconic shots. Photography in motion, vibrating with the energy of portraits through which Peter Lindbergh helped elevate fashion photography to the rank of art.
Peter Lindbergh Untold Stories, when fashion photography becomes Art
Location: Rue de l'Ecuyer, 50, 1000 Brussels