An ambitious and wide-ranging new collection from one of the most famous photographers of our time.
Annie Leibovitz was born in 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. She began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970, while she was still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. Leibovitz became Rolling Stone's chief photographer in 1973. By the time she left the magazine, ten years later, she had shot one hundred and forty-two covers and published photo essays on scores of stories, including her memorable accounts of the resignation of Richard Nixon and of the 1975 Rolling Stones tour. In 1983, when she joined the staff of the revived Vanity Fair, she was established as the foremost rock music photographer and an astute documentarian of the social landscape. At Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she developed a large body of work that expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life. In addition to her editorial work, she has created several influential advertising campaigns, including her award-winning portraits for American Express and the Gap. She has also collaborated with many arts organisations. Her large and distinguished body of work encompasses some of the most well-known portraits of our time. Several collection
"Extraordinary images....When I leafed through "Pilgrimage, "I was
astounded....I urge you to take a look at this remarkable and
--Anna Wintour, "Vogue"
"The view from the window of the greenhouse where Virginia Woolf wrote her novels, Thomas Jefferson's vegetable garden at Monticello, an etching copied onto the walls of the Alcott family home in Massachusetts by May Alcott (the inspiration for Amy in "Little Women)" scale down our perception of these large personalities to intensely human dimensions and draw us into the intimate texture of their lives....Leibovitz has produced a book without people, and yet portraits are everywhere on its pages, and in them a profound sense of life's bold fragility and art's imperfect beauty.
--Eve MacSweeney, "Vogue"
"Gazing at the traces left behind by her favorite artists, traces of their lives, their creature habits, Ms. Leibovitz finds something to nurture all of us -- something about integrity, staying t