Today, the mate and I rode the MARTA over and up to the High Museum of Art, where they’re showcasing the photography of Annie Leibovitz until September. I didn’t know much about her or her work until I got there, and it pleasantly surprised me to learn she’s taken so many photographs that I’ve seen before and admired enviously. The exhibit, titled Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005, features dozens of celebrity portraits, mingled with just as many snapshots of her family. It impressed me that even though all of the photographs were taken in the past fifteen years, a majority of them came to life in black and white. In fact, they seemed even more vivid and full of life than the few color photographs interspersed throughout the exhibit. Perhaps due to my love and recent fanaticism with the band, her photograph of the White Stripes in New York definitely stood out as my favorite. Having been duly inspired by the exhibit, I now present you with a few of my favorite Annie Leibovitz photographs.
The lady herself.
My favorite: The White Stripes.
One of my favorite authors: William S. Burroughs.
Annie’s version of Alice in Wonderland.