The material in the exhibition, and in the accompanying book of the same title, which will be published by Random House, encompasses work Leibovitz made on assignment as a professional photographer as well as personal photographs of her family and close friends. „I don’t have two lives,“ Leibovitz says. „This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.“ The material documents the birth of her three daughters and many events involving her large and robust family, including the death of her father.
Portraits of public figures include the pregnant Demi Moore, Nelson Mandela in Soweto, George W. Bush with members of his Cabinet at the White House, William S. Burroughs in Kansas, and Agnes Martin in Taos. The assignment work also includes searing reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s and a series of landscapes taken in the American West and in the Jordanian desert. … Charlotta Kotik, John and Barbara Vogelstein