The material in the exhibition, and in the accompanying book of the same title, which has been published by Random House, encompasses work Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949) made on assignment as a professional photographer as well as personal photographs of her family and close friends, most notably the late American writer Susan Sontag.
Annie Leibovitz: Nicole Kidman, 2003
Photograph © Annie Leibovitz. Courtesy of Vogue
From Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 19902005
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 reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s and a rather unfortunate series of landscapes taken in the American West and in the Jordanian desert.
After San Francisco, the show travels to Paris and London with additional venues and dates to be announced.
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