One of the most celebrated photographers of our time discusses the last 15 years of her work which documents her private life (births of her children, the deaths of her father as well as her companion, Susan Sontag) & her professional work with public figures such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, William Burroughs & more.
Annie Leibovitz is the recipient of many honors, including both 1st & 2nd place in the American Society of Magazine Editors’ recent compilation of the top 40 magazine covers of the past 40 years. She is renowned for her work in Vanity Fair, Vogue, & Rolling Stone. Leibovitz was designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000 & an Officier in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2002. Smithsonian magazine named her one of the 35 Innovators of Our Time in November 2005.
The publication of Leibovitz’ book A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005 will coincide with an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, which will run in New York from October 20, 2006 - January 21, 2007, before traveling internationally.
Barbara Isenberg writes & lectures about arts issues & personalities. She is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times & TIME magazine & has written for such publications as Esquire, Talk, The Nation, Ms. & London's Sunday Times. Her books include Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical & State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work. She received a Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center, was a 1999-2000 Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, & created & hosted the Getty’s "Art Matters" public conversations. She is associate director of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities at USC.
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