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Annie Leibovitz: American Music

Sunday, September 24, 2006 – Sunday, January 07, 2007

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Throughout her career Annie Leibovitz, one of America's most celebrated photographers, has traveled through the U.S. immortalizing figures from American roots music - blues, gospel, jazz, rock and country. In this exhibition, Leibovitz focuses on the legends of roots music, as well as younger artists who have been influenced by them. Her subjects include B.B. King, the late Johnny Cash and June Carter, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Etta James and Dolly Parton; popular music legends including Beck and Bruce Springsteen; as well as Detroit celebrities Eminem, Aretha Franklin, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and The White Stripes. The exhibition showcases 70 portraits of recent work and classic images from the late 1970s and 1980s that are central to the theme of music, a subject fundmental to Leibovitz's long and celebrated career.

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Annie Leibovitz: American Music is organized by Experience Music Project (EMP), Seattle and all works are courtesy of Annie Leibovitz. In Detroit, the exhibition has been made possible by a generous grant from LaSalle Bank. Additional support provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.  

Image Caption: Willie Nelson, Luck Ranch, Spicewood, Texas, 2001. Copyright © 2001 by Annie Leibovitz.


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