By way of celebrating today’s DVD release of Annie Leibowitz: Life Through a Lens, a documentary about one of the world’s foremost celebrity portraiture artists, RT is proud to share a fine example of her portfolio.
This image of Nicole Kidman, shot in New York in 2003 for Vogue Magazine, is one of many by the photographer. Her career spans more than thirty years and she’s been responsible for some of the most iconic celebrity portraits, including a shot of a naked, pregnant Demi Moore, Bette Midler on a bed of red roses and the cast of The Sopranos surrounded by the dead bodies of the people killed in the series.
Photographs (c) 2007 by Annie Leibovitz from the documentary Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens, Barbara Leibovitz, Director
The documentary, Annie Leibowitz: Life Through a Lens, is shot by her sister Barbara and features interviews with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Hillary Clinton, Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono and Arnold Schwartzenegger.
Leibovitz’s work will be profiled in an upcoming exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Running from 16th October 2008 until 1st February 2009, the exhibition features over 150 of her photographs.