We are delighted to welcome back Annie Leibovitz, one of the most celebrated, acclaimed photographers at work in recent decades for an evening highlighted by a brief talk/reading and then booksigning. Among her many honors: the International Center of Photography's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, the American Society of Magazine Editors' first Creative Excellence Award, and a Library of Congress-designated Living Legend. Here in recent years with her books, A Photographer's Life and Annie Leibovitz at Work, she is here this evening with Pilgrimage (Random House), an arresting, captivating new book, that marks a different course for its creator. With an introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and her own writing throughout, this book features Annie Leibovitz in words as well as images. And the images are unlike others by her, seen, especially in this scope. Places and objects all figuretraces of people who made an impact: Louisa May Alcott, Abraham Lincoln, Sigmund Freud, Georgia O'Keeffe, Martha Graham, Sigmund Freud, and Marian Anderson among them. To these people and their legacies, Annie Leibovitz pays photographic homage. "A prominent portrait photographer, Leibovitz has produced a book without people, yet portraits are everywhere on its pages, and in them a profound sense of life's bold fragility and art's imperfect beauty." – Eve MacSweeney, Vanity Fair.
Please note: for the booksigning, Annie Leibovitz will only be signing copies of Pilgrimageno other books or items. Our thanks and appreciation for your understanding. Her talk and signing will happen up in the main space of the bookstore. Please join us.