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Annie

What stays with me from Annie Leibovitz‘ photographic exhibit (and the book it illustrates: A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005) is her decision to integrate her personal and professional photography into a seamless whole. As she says, "it is one life, not two".

Perhaps being married to Susan Sontag and having close personal ties with many famous people has helped blur her line between intimate and public, but I think it is more to do with the level of her gaze, that seems to see pretty much everything with the same measure. There were many stunning portraits among her collection, but the ones that stood out for me were the ones where it seemed her subjects met this gaze head-on. Here are Annie’s photographs of Mark Morris, Eudora Welty and Sarah Cameron Leibovitz, to show you what I mean:

Morris

Welty

Sarah

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