The product of several years of development, Annie Leibovitz is the result of when one of the most influential American portrait photographers of her time was invited to select iconic images from a career spanning over 40 years. Initially collected for Taschen's SUMO-sized book, the same imagery is now presented in this accessible XXL book format, which features everything from photography from Leibovitz's early photojournalism for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s to portraits of the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Nixon, Laurie Anderson, and Lady Gaga for publications such as Vanity Fair and Vogue. Authored by Annie Leibovitz, Steve Martin, Graydon Carter, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Paul Roth, this is an incredible insight into Leibovitz's work as well as her many celebrated subjects.
- Made in Italy
- Material: 100% paper
The photographer and author
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.
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 Musée 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.
Steve Martin is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician.