Annie Leibovitz began her career as a staff photographer for the legendary Rolling Stone magazine, but it was at Vanity Fair that she experimented and grew into one of America’s most famous living photographers. Blessed with the unique ability to capture that exact moment when her subjects reveal their true selves, Leibowitz is an unrivalled industry icon.
Beginning this month, an extraordinary collection of her work will be on display at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, making Singapore one of only two cities the fascinating exhibition will appear in (the other being Seoul). ‘Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005’ takes you on a visual journey through her life on both sides of the lens. Renowned for her nude portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore as well as the first family photos of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Suri Cruise, other A-listers she has captured on film include Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman, just two of many stars whose portraits will be on display at the exhibition. Here, almost 200 thought-provoking photographs challenge the viewer’s imagination and perception.
The heart of the collective is the personal memoir of Leibovitz herself, documenting particular timeframes within her storied life: from the birth of her daughters to family getaways and lost relationships. Until October 19 at the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Tel: +65 6688 8826. www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tejon Ranch, Lebec, California, 1997, Annie Leibovitz