Book Reviews – Annie Leibovitz : Portraits 2005-2016

In this new collection, Annie Leibovitz, one of the most important photographers of our time,  has selected 150 of her portraits of the most  influential and compelling figures of the last decade. Each photograph documents contemporary culture with an artist’s eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalise even the most recognisable and distinguished figures – from Meryl Streep to Kim Kardashian to a very pregnant Melania Trump in a gold bikini. Annie Lebovitz’s  career spans nearly five decades, starting in the 1970s when she was a widely acclaimed photographer at Rolling Stone. At Vanity Fair, Vogue and in independent projects, Leibovitz expanded her repertoire as a portraitist with a distinctive style. Her many honours include being designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Her work is exhibited in museums around the world.