Exhibitions: Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990–2005

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    Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990–2005

    • Dates: October 20, 2006 through January 21, 2007
    • Collections: Photography
    • Location: This exhibition is no longer on view in Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor
    • Description: Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. [10/20/2006 - 01/21/2007]. Installation view.
    • Citation: Brooklyn Museum Digital Collections and Services. Records of the Department of Digital Collections and Services. (DIG_E_2006_Leibovitz)
    • Source: born digital
    • Related Links: Main Exhibition Page
    Press Releases ?
    • August 9, 2006: Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005, an exhibition of more than 200 photographs, will debut at the Brooklyn Museum, where it will be on view from October 20, 2006, through January 21, 2007, prior to an international tour. Among the other venues to which it will travel are the San Diego Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the De Young Museum, Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, and London’s National Portrait Gallery, with additional venues to be announced.

      Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005 has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum and is sponsored by American Express. Additional support has been provided by Richard Meier’s “On Prospect Park,” an SDS Procida Distinctive Property.

      The material in the exhibition, and in the accompanying book of the same title, which will be published by Random House, encompasses work Leibovitz made on assignment as a professional photographer as well as personal photographs of her family and close friends. “I don’t have two lives,” Leibovitz says. “This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.” The material documents the birth of her three daughters and many events involving her large and robust family, including the death of her father.

      Portraits of public figures include the pregnant Demi Moore, Nelson Mandela in Soweto, Jack Nicholson on Mulholland Drive, George W. Bush with members of his Cabinet at the White House, William Burroughs in Kansas, and Agnes Martin in Taos. The assignment work also includes searing reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s and a series of landscapes taken in the American West and in the Jordanian desert.

      The exhibition will be installed in three sections. An introductory gallery will include exuberant photographs of subjects free from gravity, among them dancers, divers, and an airborne stealth bomber. The main gallery will include a chronological presentation of the fifteen years covered by the exhibition, in which personal photographs mingle with commissioned works. The final gallery includes eight large-scale landscapes.

      One of the most celebrated photographers of our time, Annie Leibovitz has been making witty, powerful images documenting American popular culture since the early 1970s, when her work began appearing in Rolling Stone.

      She became the magazine’s chief photographer in 1973, and ten years later began working for Vanity Fair, and then Vogue, creating a legendary body of work. In addition to her magazine work, Leibovitz has created influential advertising campaigns for American Express, Gap, Givenchy, The Sopranos, and the Milk Board. A retrospective of her work from the years 1970 to 1990 was presented at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and at the International Center of Photography in New York.

      Leibovitz is the recipient of many honors, including the rank of Commandeur in the French government’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Barnard College Medal of Distinction. She was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000 and one of thirty-five Innovators of Our Time by Smithsonian magazine in 2005.

      Charlotta Kotik, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, is curator of the exhibition.

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    Press Coverage of this Exhibition ?

    • Discord at Brooklyn Museum Over Curatorial ChangesOctober 5, 2006 By RANDY KENNEDYCuratorial staff at Brooklyn Museum is causing deep dissension within institution's ranks, playing part in resignation of three veteran curators and two board members; actions are in response to museum doing away with traditional departments and replacing them with two 'teams,'one for collections and one for exhibitions; museum director Arnold L Lehman describes changes, which were adopted without seeking approval of museum board, as badly needed step to make Brooklyn's relatively small curatorial staff more efficient and to encourage curators to exchange ideas more freely; some curators see changes as way to diminish traditional power to conceive, propose and organize exhibitions; photo (M)
    • Life, and Death, ExaminedOctober 6, 2006 By JANNY SCOTTBrooklyn Museum will host exhibition of photographs by Annie Leibovitz, which have just been published in book A Photographer's Life 1990-2005; collection interweaves professional and personal and contains previously unseen photographs of Leibovitz's family; Leibovitz comments; photos (M)
    • ART REVIEW; Photographer to the Stars, With an Earthbound SideOctober 20, 2006 By ROBERTA SMITHRoberta Smith reviews exhibition Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1900-2005 at Brooklyn Museum; photo (M)
    • CorrectionsOctober 21, 2006 Oct 20 review about exhibition of photographs by Annie Leibovitz at Brooklyn Museum misstated given name of another photographer; he is Irving Penn, not Arthur
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