Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Life of Lebovitz

American Masters “Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens”
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET PBS

American Masters, which pioneered the television biography genre, continues to offer insightful profiles of important figures in America’s artistic and cultural life. Series website:

#1909 -- “Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens” -- Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years and is, arguably, America’s most influential woman photographer. She has shot the rich and famous, the profound and powerful, the exceptional and notorious. Her camera has documented the horrors of war — most recently in Sarajevo and Rwanda. Masterful at exposing her photographic subjects, Leibovitz’s own life has been private and protected. In this film, she made the decision to bare her artistic process, her personal journey and her delicate balancing of fame and family to the camera — a camera that is being vigilantly pointed by a filmmaker who is her younger sister. From her hectic studio to her idyllic farm, viewers experience Leibovitz’s current work and the creation of her latest retrospective book. The program documents her losses as well as her grand successes.

(Image shown is her pic of director Quentin Tarantino)