Annie Leibovitz : A Photographer’s Life
Annie Leibovitz
A Photographer’s Life
M.E.P., September 8, 2008
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/The actor Jamie Foxx, one of many movie stars who posed for Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/The actor Jamie Foxx, one of many movie stars who posed for Annie Leibovitz


Presented for the first time in Europe, Annie Leibovitz  A Photographer’s Life features over 200 prints and includes work made on editorial assignment for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue, as well as personal photographs of her family and friends. "I don't have two lives," Leibovitz says. "This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it."

Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Annie Leibovitz_Sans titre, 2003
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Annie Leibovitz_Sans titre, 2003


Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Hollywood faces by Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Hollywood faces by Annie Leibovitz


Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Hollywood faces by Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Hollywood faces by Annie Leibovitz


Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Mary J. Blige
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Mary J. Blige


Annie Leibovitz  A Photographer’s Life features many of Leibovitz's best-known portraits of public figures, including actors such as Jamie Foxx, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt; athletes preparing for the 1996 Olympic Games; and George W. Bush with members of his Cabinet at the White House. The show also highlights images of artists and architects such as Richard Avedon, Brice Marden, Philip Johnson and Cindy Sherman. Leibovitz's assignment work includes reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s, the election of Hillary Clinton to the U.S. Senate, and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. The artist has photographed landscapes from the American West, the Jordanian desert and the wilds of upstate New York, and these are featured prominently.


Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/MarcelWanders
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/MarcelWanders


At the heart of the exhibition, images from Leibovitz's personal life reflect many intimate and moving moments; as well as images taken on her travels there are photos documenting the birth and childhood of her three daughters, and family reunions.

Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Lucy Liu
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Lucy Liu


Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005


The exhibition was organized by the Brooklyn Museum with support from Amercian Express. It has been hosted by the San Diego Museum of Art, Atlanta's High Museum of Art, San Francisco's de Young Museum. It appears for the first time in Europe at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, supported by Figaroscope, before travelling to London's National Portrait Gallery.

Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Vanity Fair_Jennifer Aniston
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005/Vanity Fair_Jennifer Aniston


Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005
Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005


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