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Annie Leibovitz: WOMEN

October 28 through January 09, 2011


Annie Leibovitz: WOMEN features more than 40 photographs by the renowned American photographer Annie Leibovitz.  Included in this exhibition of Leibovitz’s stunning black and white and color photos are

Leibovitz, who got her start as a photographer for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s, had access to many of the most iconic musicians and celebrities of that generation. She transitioned from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair in the 1980s, where she continued to photograph prominent stars, anonymous models, and up-and-coming talents.  Leibovitz remains a contributing photographer for Vanity Fair, however, she also maintains an active schedule of commissioned portraits.

Organized from the collection of The Women’s Museum: Institute for the Future, Dallas, Texas.


Sponsored by Bobbi and Ferrell Patrick.


Annie Leibovitz, Women

Publication Date: 2000
247 pages
$30 plus tax
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue of Annie Leibovitz’s work featuring highlights from her 1999 book Women, featuring portraits of notable figures such as Barbara Bush and Oprah Winfrey, Southern heroines Eudora Welty and Osceola McCarthy, as well as formerly anonymous women who take on roles as farmers, miners, astronauts, and soldiers. It is available for purchase in the Museum Store.The photographs by Annie Leibovitz in Women, taken especially for the book, encompass a broad spectrum of subjects. “Each of these pictures must stand on its own,” Susan Sontag writes in the essay that accompanies the portraits. “But the ensemble says, So this what women are now — as different, as varied, as heroic, as forlorn, as conventional, as unconventional as this.”




Photography of installation at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts