Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. She began working as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970 while she was still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. By 1983, when she left Rolling Stone for the revived Vanity Fair, she was already closely identified with the conceptual, theatrical style that is her hallmark. In subsequent decades, at Vanity Fair and Vogue and in independent projects, she has worked across many photographic genres and developed a large body of work-portraits of actors, directors, writers, musicians, athletes, and political and business figures, as well as fashion photographs-that expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life. She has published several books and has exhibited widely. She is a Commandeur in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and has been designated a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress. Steve Martin is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. Graydon Carter was the editor of Vanity Fair from 1992 to 2017. Hans Ulrich Obrist is artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the curator of the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show "World Soup" (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than 300 shows. Paul Roth is the director of the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto.
It's the closest thing to seeing the world through Annie's
extraordinary eyes. * Image *
The books are me. It's the opportunity to take the work that I've done with the magazines and distill it and give it its real meaning. * Annie Leibovitz *
You can have talent, but it can go away and you need to feed it. You need to take care of it and you need to find ways to inspire yourself. * Annie Leibovitz *
The book serves as a reminder not only of Leibovitz's undisputed talent, but also of the service she has done for us in documenting so flawlessly the most important moments and people of the past three generations. * Artnet *
A photo album of American culture. * The Independent *