Elvis Presley's Turntable, Memphis, Tennessee, 2001
Elvis Presley's Turntable, Memphis, Tennessee, 2001
Peter Seeger, Clearwater Revival, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 2001
Peter Seeger, Clearwater Revival, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 2001
Peter Seeger, Clearwater Revival, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 2001
Peter Seeger, Clearwater Revival, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 2001
Po' Monkey's Lounge, Merigold, Mississippi, 2000
Po' Monkey's Lounge, Merigold, Mississippi, 2000
Emmylou Harris, Franklin, Tennessee, 2001
Emmylou Harris, Franklin, Tennessee, 2001
Johnny Cash and Roseanne Cash, Hiltons, Virginia, 2001
Johnny Cash and Roseanne Cash, Hiltons, Virginia, 2001
Willie Nelson, Luck Ranch, Spicewood, Texas, 2001
Willie Nelson, Luck Ranch, Spicewood, Texas, 2001
Hank Williams III, Nashville, 2000
Hank Williams III, Nashville, 2000
Lucinda Williams, Austin, Texas, 2001
Lucinda Williams, Austin, Texas, 2001
June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, Hiltons, Virginia, 2001
June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, Hiltons, Virginia, 2001
Johnnie Billington, Lambert, Mississippi, 2001
Johnnie Billington, Lambert, Mississippi, 2001
The Roots, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000
The Roots, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000
Mary J. Blige, New York City, 1999
Mary J. Blige, New York City, 1999
Beck, Los Angeles, 2001
Beck, Los Angeles, 2001
Rick Rubin, Los Angeles, 2001
Rick Rubin, Los Angeles, 2001
Brian Wilson, Beverly Hills, California, 2000
Brian Wilson, Beverly Hills, California, 2000
John Frusciante, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, 2002
John Frusciante, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, 2002
The White Stripes, New York City, 2003
The White Stripes, New York City, 2003
Iggy Pop, Miami, Florida, 2000
Iggy Pop, Miami, Florida, 2000
Iggy Pop, Miami, Florida, 2000
Iggy Pop, Miami, Florida, 2000
Michael Stripe, New York City, 2003
Michael Stripe, New York City, 2003
Ryan Adams, Hollywood Hills Best Western Hotel, Los Angeles, 2002
Ryan Adams, Hollywood Hills Best Western Hotel, Los Angeles, 2002
Preservation Hall, New Orleans, 2002
Preservation Hall, New Orleans, 2002
Norah Jones, New York City, 2003
Norah Jones, New York City, 2003
Dan Zanes, Brooklyn, New York, 2003
Dan Zanes, Brooklyn, New York, 2003
Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, Coney Island, New York, 1995
Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, Coney Island, New York, 1995
Steve Earle, Franklin, Tennessee, 2001
Steve Earle, Franklin, Tennessee, 2001
Patti Smith, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, 1996
Patti Smith, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, 1996
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Annie Leibovitz

American Music


April 23 - May 28, 2004
New York

“I started out as a photographer at Rolling Stone more than twenty-five years ago”, Leibovitz says, “ and I wanted to go back to the subject of music with a mature eye. Bring my experience to it … make it a real American tapestry.”

From juke joints to Graceland, Leibovitz traveled through the landscape of blues, gospel, jazz, country and rock. Her subjects include the American icons B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and many relatively obscure musicians such as Othar Turner, R.L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill and Irma Thomas. Although mostly shot between 1999 and 2000, some were taken in the early 1970’s when Leibovitz became Rolling Stone magazine’s chief photographer.

Leibovitz’s photographs of musicians have become signature images that vividly capture the artists behind the music. Her ability to portray each subject’s personality with her own distinct flair continues to set her work apart from other portrait artists.

Annie Leibovitz (born 1949) is widely admired for her portraits of celebrities which have been appearing on major magazine covers for nearly 30 years. Her name is associated in particular with the legendary beginnings of Rolling Stone magazine, whose staff she joined while still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, and with Vanity Fair. In addition to her magazine work, Leibovitz has accepted many commissions. She has produced prize-winning advertising campaigns for American Express and The Gap and was appointed the official portrait photographer for the World Cup Games in Mexico in 1985.

Ms. Leibovitz is a recipient of the American Society of Magazine Photographer’s awards for Best Photograph and Photographer of the Year, and of the International Center of Photography Photographer of the Year Award. With her first museum show in 1991, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970 – 1990, Leibovitz became the first woman ever to be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. The show traveled internationally through 1997.

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