Julie Worden, 1999. Dancer, Mark Morris Dance Group, Clifton Point, Rhinebeck New York
© Annie Leibovitz
110 x 88 cm
The work of Annie Leibovitz has been appearing on major magazine covers for nearly 30 years, and her name is associated in particular with Vanity Fair and the legendary beginnings of Rolling Stone magazine. With her first museum show in 1991, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970-1990, she became the first woman to be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
In Nudes, Annie Leibovitz celebrates female athletes, models, and dancers. After publishing Women in 1998, a book of portraits of women from all walks of life, Leibovitz returns to the subject, this time, making intimate formal portraits of female nudes. The qualities of strength, self-discipline, and beauty that have captured Leibovitz's attention for over thirty years in her portrait-making are highlighted here in her introspective homage to the female nude. Nudes originates from Leibovitz's collaboration with The Mark Morris Dance Group and includes thirteen 3 x 4.5 feet Iris prints.