Book List: Annie Leibovitz's "A Photographer's Life"

by Lindsay Shapka in , ,

The Cover of A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005 by Annie Leibovitz

I still remember the first time I saw a photo spread by Annie Leibovitz. It was in a fashion magazine that I was flipping through, and it was the only spread that made me pause. There was something different about her photographs, something real, something embarrassingly intimate . 

She is one of the most recognized (and sought after) photographers in the world, and seems to capture the individual she is shooting at their most vulnerable moments. Her photos are truly works of art.  

Photo of Annie Leibovitz's photos of Cate Blanchett, Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles 2004

This book is an stunning collection of photos not only of well-know political figures, celebrities and models, but also includes beautiful shots of her family, friends and the places that she has been to while on assignment for various publications. 

Thanks to my friend Carmen for gifting it to me! 

A photo of Sarah Cameron Leibovitz, April 2002 from A Photographer's Life