Annie Leibovitz, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Pilgrimage
"From the beginning, when I was watching my children stand mesmerized over Niagara Falls, this project was an exercise in renewal," said Leibovitz. "It taught me to see again."
Pilgrimage is an evocative and deeply personal statement by a photographer whose career now spans more than 40 years, encompassing a broad range of subject matter, history and stylistic influences. Together the pictures show Leibovitz at the height of her powers, unfettered by the demands of her career and pondering how photographs, including her own, shape a narrative of history that informs the present.
THE BOOK: The accompanying book, published by Random House, includes an introduction by noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Pilgrimage is available for purchase ($50) at bookstores nationwide and the museum's store.
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage was organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe, to defining its ongoing significance, and to the study and interpretation of American Modernism, late 19th century to the present. Located in Santa Fe, NM, the Museum's collections, exhibits, research center, publications and education programs contribute to scholarly discourse and serve diverse audiences. The largest single repository of the artist's work in the world, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist and is the most visited art museum in New Mexico. For more information, visit www.okeeffemuseum.org.