From the publisher:
“For more than half a century, Annie Leibovitz has been taking culture-defining photographs. Her portraits of politicians, performers, athletes, businesspeople, and royalty make up a gallery of our time, imprinted on our collective consciousness by both the singularity of their subjects and Leibovitz’s inimitable style. The catalogue to an installation at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France, Annie Leibovitz: The Early Years, 1970–1983 returns to Leibovitz’s origins.
"The meticulously and personally curated collection, including contact sheets and Polaroids, provides a vivid document both of Leibovitz’s development as a young artist and of a pivotal era.
"Throughout the book, the portraits and reportage are linked to images of cars, driving, and even a series on California highway patrolmen. In many ways, it’s a celebration of life on the road―the frenetic rhythms, the chance encounters, the meditative opportunities. And with its rich archival aspects, it is also a tribute to an earlier time and a young photographer enmeshed in a culture that was itself in transition.”
21.8 x 27.4 x 2.5 cm | 180 pages | hardcover
Legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949) is best known for her celebrity portraits. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute and got her start at Rolling Stone magazine, where she worked for 13 years. Leibovitz has photographed influential figures, including Muhammad Ali, Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Patti Smith.