Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Vanity Fair Portaits: Photographs 1913-2008

Saturday morning a few of us went down the street to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to check out the new exhibit titled: Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008

As explained in LACMA's website:

"Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008 is the first major exhibition to bring together the magazine's historic archive of rare vintage prints with its contemporary photographs. The exhibition explores the ways in which photography and celebrity have interacted and changed, with portraits from the magazine's early period (1913–1936) displayed in conjunction with works from the contemporary Vanity Fair (1983–present). The Los Angeles presentation, which is sponsored by Burberry, will be the only U.S. stop on the exhibition's international tour. Photographers to be represented include Cecil Beaton, Harry Benson, Julian Broad, Imogen Cunningham, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Mary Ellen Mark, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber."

It seemed that every photo I was magnetically drawn to was taken by the same person. Annie Leibovitz. I did some more poking around when I got home and ran across so much material I found myself realizing more than two hours had past after my original google search. Along with the Vanity Fair shots, I found the material on her book titled Women most interesting.

Annie Leibovitz's portraits have appeared in magazines for over 25 years. She began her career as a photographer for Rolling Stone and now has a long-standing affiliation with Vanity Fair and Vogue. From Oct. 29 through Feb. 28, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington is exhibiting a group of her portraits in conjunction with the publication of her new book, "Women."
Kudos.

1 comment:

M. said...

You have me entirely fired up to go see this exhibit that, truth be told, I can walk to! Love it. Im taking my mom! Elevating Brilliance OTM! Way to be! www.elevatingbrilliance.blogspot.com