Friday, June 29, 2012

New Work by World-Renowned Photographer Annie Leibovitz

New Work by World-Renowned Photographer Annie Leibovitz
To Be Featured at the Concord Museum
in Collaboration with Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best- known living photographers.  Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients, the photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject.  The images speak in a commonplace language to the photographers curiosity about the world she inherited, spanning landscapes both dramatic and quiet, interiors of living rooms and bedrooms, and objects that are talismans of past lives. The exhibition, which includes approximately 70 photographs taken between April 2009 and May 2011—nine of them taken in Concord, Massachusetts—will be on view at the Concord Museum from June 28 through September 23, 2012.  The show is being presented in collaboration with Louisa May Alcotts Orchard House. Concord is the first stop on a national tour, following the exhibitions presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from January to May 2012.

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition.  The C.F. Foundation of Atlanta supports the museums traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go. The prints were made by David Adamson of Adamson Editions in Washington, D.C.

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