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Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990 - 2005

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Do you want to see the most influential super stars and celebrities of the twentieth century and enter the world of fairy tale dream scapes then visit the ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: A PHOTOGRAPHER's LIFE 1990 2005 exhibition.

Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag, Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, 2002 chromogenic print Photograph by Annie Leibovitz

The Museum of Contemporary Art will host the legendary American photographers work organised by the Brooklyn Museum as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

Leibovitz started her career at Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1970s, ten years later she began working for Vanity Fair, and then Vogue US.

Her body of work is diverse from documenting the Rolling Stones on tour, Whoopi Goldberg in a bath of milk, the last professional photo taken of John Lennon, five hours before he was shot, Russian born dancer/actor Mikhail Baryshnikov in a lifted pose on a Georgian Beach and the world of the Little Mermaid with actress Julianne Moore and World Champion swimmer Michael Phelps, to George W. Bush with members of his Cabinet at the White House and her famous 1991 image of Demi Moore nude and pregnant.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Leibovitz's portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1980

The exhibition consists of almost 200 iconic images including personal photographs of her family, her three children, close friends and late partner Susan Sontag, an academic and activist well known for her essays On Photography.

According to the MCA website the exhibition is: "Arranged chronologically, they project a unified narrative of the artist's private life against the backdrop of her public image. "I don't have two lives," Leibovitz says. "This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it."

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rob Besserer
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rob Besserer, Cumberland Island, Georgia, 1990 by Annie Leibovitz.

For a preview of the photographers life and work watch some of the documentary "Imagine" Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens.
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Why? Experience up close the work of the world's most influencial photographer.
When: 19 November 2010 27 March 2011
Where: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney
Cost: Admission $15, concessions $10, MCA Members free and children 12 years and under free.
Ooh, thanks for that. I'd love to make it.
By Tracy Jenner-Lawson - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 9th of February @ 09:53 pm
Thanks making us aware. It's number one on my list of things to do this weekend.
By Dora Bona - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 23rd of February @ 07:06 pm
Nice job including Sontag, both in image and by mentioning her book, On Photography.
By Joann Jovinelly - senior writer
Tuesday, 1st of March @ 11:53 pm
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