Annie Leibovitz: Stardust
Edited by Lars Schwander. Essays by Lise Kaiser, Katrine Molstrom.
The work of photographer Annie Leibovitz has defined celebrity photography for thirty years--her iconic images of musicians, actors, dancers and artists like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Whoopi Goldberg, the Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi), Louis Armstrong, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Charles, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Haring, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Patti Smith, Clint Eastwood, and Ella Fitzgerald have defined how we see those figures. Stardust: Annie Leibovitz 1970-1999 presents images of all of the aforementioned performers as well as other famous figures including Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Carl Lewis, astronaut Eileen Collins, and Jann Wenner, in work previously published in such magazines as Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. This volume, published on the occasion of a recent exhibition at New York's International Center for Photography, is as much a tribute to the ever-increasing power of celebrity in contemporary culture as it is a testament to Leibovitz's skill behind the lens.