The range of works from the late 1970s until
today displays a „Who-is-Who“ of the international showbusiness, of sports and
music stars, with incredibly striking pictures as for instance from Scarlett
Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford via Brad Pitt and Muhammad Ali through
to Miles Davis and Michael Jackson. Born 1949 in Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz began
to study painting at the San Francisco Art Intitute in the late Sixties, but initially devoted her time to photography.
Inspired by photographers as Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, she not
much later began to see the world „through a frame“ and committed herself to
photography further on. In 1970 she published her first photos in the magazine Rolling Stone and soon advanced to the
position of Senior Photographer.
Two years later, she toured with the legendary
Rolling Stones around the world. In 1983 Leibovitz left Rolling Stone magazine and began working with Vanity Fair. Since 1988 she is also working for the American
fashion magazine Vogue. The mystery of Annie Leibovitz‘ success is
certainly her unique way of portraying. Time and again the photographer fascinates
us with her sharp eye and her profound intuition for spectacular settings. At
times exaggerating or amusing, she carves out the characteristic features of
those who are posing for her. Like nobody else, Annie Leibovitz masters the art
of perfectly arranged and sometimes lavishly fitted settings, at all times
matching the character of the portrayed person.