Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories

Untold Stories is the first ever survey exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself.

5.2. - 27.9.2020

Born in 1944 and raised in Duisburg, the German photographer spent two years working on an uncompromising collection of 140 photographs that will shed an unusual light on his colossal oeuvre, spanning from the early 1980’s to the present day.

The exhibition offers an extensive, first-hand look at images that are usually short-lived, being mostly commissioned by monthly fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone or W Magazine. Lindbergh’s comprehension of fashion photography is that it can – and should – exist very well without putting fashion in the center. His images transcend their own context, becoming part of contemporary culture and photographic history. Untold Stories celebrates the legacy of Peter Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019, while showcasing this master’s highly personal approach to fashion photography.

An exhibition of the Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, in cooperation with the Peter Lindbergh Studio and with further venues at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt and MADRE in Naples.



Peter Lindbergh | Linda Evangelista, Michaela Bercu and Kirsten Owen, Pont-à-Mousson, 1988 © Peter Lindbergh (courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)

Peter Lindbergh | Karen Elson, Los Angeles, 1997 © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)

Peter Lindbergh | Querelle Jansen, Paris, 2012 © Peter Lindbergh (courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)

Exhibition Trailer

A catalogue comprising 320 pages is published by Taschen Verlag, with an interview between Felix Krämer and Peter Lindbergh and a text by Wim Wenders.

Retail and museum edition: 60 €

Hotel package:
Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH offers a hotel package for the exhibition
"Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories".
Booking and further information here.

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Peter Lindbergh | Claudia Schiffer, Santa Monica, 1997, 2015 © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris)


Peter Lindbergh | Milla Jovovich, Paris, 1998 © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris)


On the occasion of the "70 years of Porsche sports cars" anniversary, a joint project between Porsche and Peter Lindbergh was created in 2018. At a beach in northern France, an iconic black-and-white picture series was created in 2018 with a historic 911 and the concept study "Mission E" - the model for the all-electric Porsche Taycan.

Even after this cooperation, the contact between Peter Lindbergh and Porsche was maintained; a special partnership has developed. Porsche Deutschland is the main sponsor of the exhibition "Untold Stories" by Peter Lindbergh and pays special tribute to this legacy. The pictures of the Lindbergh shooting will be exhibited together with behind-the-scenes pictures at Porsche on Sylt (Keitumer Landstraße 14, 25980 Sylt | Tinnum) from 22.6. - 1.10.2020.


Peter Lindbergh at the Porsche shooting in Ault, France, 2018. | © Porsche Deutschland GmbH