ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: A photographer’s life 1990 – 2005

 The MCA is holding an exhibition that showcases work Leibovitz has 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.

Leibovitz has been making 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.

For all you celebrity stalkers, you can lap up Leibovitz’s portraits of Jamie Foxx, Demi Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Al Pacino, and Brad Pitt as well as artists and architects such as Richard Avedon, Philip Johnson, Chuck Close and Cindy Sherman. You can also take Leibovitz home; the MCA store are selling 200 of her images in a fully illustrated hardback for $85.  

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005
19 November 2010 – 27 March 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks 2000
$15 admission, $10 concession

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