Peter Lindbergh, the German fashion photography icon who is was credited with ushering in “the rise of the supermodel,” passed away yesterday at the age of 74. The announcement was made earlier today through Lindbergh’s official Instagram account. Born Peter Brodbeck on November 23rd, 1944 in Leszno, Poland, Lindbergh began his artistic career as a painter. He studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the 60s, and only discovered his passion for photography accidentally, after finding that he…