Annie Liebovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005
A legendary photographic exhibition
As legendary as her famous subjects, photographer Annie Liebovitz’s incredible life is now on display at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, following a record breaking tour of the US and Europe.
Annie Leibovitz has been sharing her enduring images of power and celebrity with the world since the early 70’s. Who can forget her image of a naked John Lennon wrapped around Yoko Ono, photographed just hours before his tragic death? Or the provocative shot of a pregnant Demi Moore in all her glory on Vanity Fair?
The critically acclaimed exhibition features iconic portraits of many high profile faces – the names Brad Pitt, Johnny Cash, Nicole Kidman, Mick Jagger and Al Pacino may ring a bell – and though it is these that have turned her into one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, the real heart of this exhibition are raw, intimate images of Leibovitz’s personal life and searing reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s.
Presented in chronological order, births and deaths, holidays, reunions and cherished family snaps are interspersed with famous faces to project a true narrative of the artist’s life. “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.”
Annie Liebovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005 is on until 27th March.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks
When: 10am-5pm until 27th March
How much: General admission is $15.
Get me in: For more information mca.com.au