A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 by Annie LeibovitzA Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 by Annie Leibovitz

A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005

byAnnie Leibovitz

Paperback | November 3, 2009

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“I don’t have two lives,” Annie Leibovitz writes in the Introduction to this collection of her work from 1990 to 2005. “This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.” Portraits of well-known figures–Johnny Cash, Nicole Kidman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Keith Richards, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, R2-D2, Patti Smith, Nelson Mandela, Jack Nicholson, and William Burroughs–appear alongside pictures of Leibovitz’s family and friends, reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the early Nineties, and landscapes. The pictures form a narrative of a life rich in contrasts and continuities. The photographer has a long relationship that ends with illness and death. She chronicles the celebrations and heartbreaks of her large and robust family. She has children of her own. All the while, she is working, and the public work resonates with the themes of the life.
Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. Her father was an officer in the air force and her childhood was spent on a succession of military bases. She began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970, while she was still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her pictures have appear...
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Title:A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 13.5 × 10.09 × 1.45 inPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081297963X

ISBN - 13:9780812979633

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wasn't as good as I hoped Probably Annie's 2nd best photography book in my opinion. The imagery was very beautiful though I personally would have bought her 1970-1990 book instead if I had the choice between the two. I found 1970-1990 to be more intimate, and her images felt like they were "moments" rather than just "images".
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more... Annie is one of my all time favourite photographer's but for some reason I didn't get what I wanted out of this book.
Date published: 2016-12-20

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“Annie Leibovitz’s photographic memoir of the past fifteen years in her life captures powerful, intimate moments. . . . She juxtaposes the most personal against the full-color flash of celebrities and the grandeur of the natural landscape against the bloody horror of war. A Photographer’s Life is a testament to a life lived large–and in full embrace.”—More magazine“Her fans may be astonished both by the range of the work and the unstudied, everyday quality of some of the images–a family day at the beach, a newborn in the delivery room.”—Newsweek“A revelation.”—Boston Sunday Globe“Startling.”—Washington Post