A photographer’s life, 1990 – 2005

This is of course about Annie Leibovitz and her european exhibition kick off at MEP Paris.

Maison Européenne de la photographie

“Leibovitz’s most recent book, A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE: 1990-2005, includes her trademark celebrity portraits. But it also features personal photographs from Leibovitz’s life: her parents, siblings, children, nieces and nephews, and Sontag. Leibovitz, who has called the collection “a memoir in photographs,” was spurred to assemble it by the deaths of Sontag and her father, only weeks apart. The book even includes photos of Leibovitz herself, like the one that shows her nude and eight months pregnant, à la Demi Moore.

Leibovitz composed these personal photographs with materials that she used when she was first starting out in the ’70s: a 35-millimeter camera, black-and-white Tri X film. “I don’t have two lives,” she writes in the book’s introduction. “This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.” Read the whole PBS post

And for those that read French : Le Monde | Annie Leibovitz, une star une vraie

I can admit that I recently saw the documentary “Annie Leibovitz : Life Through a Lens” and that it fascinated me. Recommended viewing.

The New York Times review | Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2007)

Below clip is only an introduction of 2,5 minutes :

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