|A Jewish Childhood - Annie Leibovitz - The Woman and The Work|
|Tuesday, 19 February 2013 23:09|
On Tuesday, February 12th I saw Annie Leibovitz at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. She has a current show up at the O’Keeffe Museum called Pilgrimage. It was a wonderful evening during which Leibovitz shared the exhibit with us via projection on a very large screen while she spoke about each of the photographs. This is a new direction for one of the world's best-known living photographers. These were portraits of place as opposed to person, seen on the cover of Vanity Fair and Life Magazine, as well as Vogue. She started her career at Rolling Stone in 1973. She was born October 2, 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut.
I have always wondered how it would be to be in a relationship with another creative person. Leibovitz met Susan Sontag in 1989, and although they didn't live under the same roof, they were almost neighbors, until Sontag's death in 2004.
Leibovitz's children are girls, twins 7 and one daughter 11. They accompanied her on much of the shootings for the latest book and show, Pilgrimage.
The reason I brought up her children has to do with the Question and Answer Session at the Lensic. The first question asked by a woman was, "Are you happy?" She paused and thought about this for over a minute, noted that she had never been asked that question, and proceed to answer it. "When I'm with my children."
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