From the moment she signed on as a photographer with Rolling Stone magazine in 1970, through many awards, honors, collectible books, one-woman exhibitions and to the present day, Annie Leibovitz has been rightly accorded the status of "artist" for her singular photographic portraits.
Her latest traveling exhibition, Annie Leibovitz: American Music showcases 70 color and black-and-white portraits of American musicians in intimate settings. It includes Leibovitz's recent work in addition to several classic images from the late 1970s and 1980s, all of which illustrate her special affinity toward those artists who gift us with sounds and words. American Music is organized by Experience Music Project, Seattle and all works are courtesy of Annie Leibovitz.
Special thanks to Pamela Marcil, Public Relations Manager at The Detroit Institute of Arts, for her kind assistance in obtaining these images for the viewing pleasure of About Art History readers.
"Annie Leibovitz: American Music" is on view from September 24, 2006 to January 7, 2007 at The Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (Telephone 313-833-7900; TDD: 313-833-1454). The Detroit Institute of Arts is open 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Wednesday and Thursday, 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. on Friday, and 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday. "Annie Leibovitz: American Music" is a ticketed exhibition.