Annie Leibovitz

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 8:00 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Special Events

Annie Leibovitz’s iconic photographs have appeared prominently for more than twenty-five years. As an undergraduate in the mid 1960’s, Leibovitz studied painting at The San Francisco Art Institute where she gained much of her artistic confidence and skills. Leibovitz’s observations of American popular culture appeared first in her work for Rolling Stone in the 1970s and have continued through her long affiliation with Vanity Fair and Vogue, as well as several advertising campaigns. She has uniquely managed to combine the worlds of art and commerce. The recipient of many honors, including the International Center of Photography’s Lifetime Achievement Award, she was designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress and a Commandeur in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Smithsonian magazine named her one of the 35 Innovators of Our Time. Her forthcoming book, Pilgrimage, is a collection of photographs of places important to her including, Emily Dickinson’s house, Niagara Falls, Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond, and the trails above Yosemite Valley.