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The New Photography Annie Leibovitz Book by Taschen

Annie Leibovitz has been a working photographer for 40 years. She was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone and then the first contributing photographer for the revived Vanity Fair. In addition to her editorial work at Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she has created several award-winning advertising campaigns. The well renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz is the latest artist to be added to a long list of other artists who have been added to the SUMO volumes (published by Taschen). Measuring in at two and a half feet tall and weighing  a hefty 57 pounds the book contains over 476 pages of work that spans 40 years and showcases imagery that has been seen in publications such as  Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue. A supplementary book that’s about half the size features essays by Leibovitz, Graydon Carter, Paul Roth, and Hans Ulrich Obris and brief descriptions of the 250 photographs. The project took several years to develop and proved to be revelatory. Annie Leibovitz drew from over 40 years of work, starting with the viscerally intimate reportage she created for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s and extending through the more stylized portraiture of her work for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Celebrated images such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono entwined in a last embrace…

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