“My book is a meditation on how to live. It’s an old-fashioned idea, but you should always try to do what you love to do.” ~ Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz’s recent photographic journey is a bold departure from her iconic portrait and fashion photography…published by Random House in 2011, “Pilgrimage” is a highly personal exploration of people, places and things that have significant meaning to the artist ~ a collection of handmade pastels by Georgia O’Keefe, the darkroom of Ansel Adams, Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress…she captures their essence, their soul, without a face but with an intimate look at their beloved possessions…
Cactus and dogwood specimens pressed by Emily Dickinson as a girl
The astonishing natural power of America’s most famous geyser, Yellowstone National Park
A collection of handmade pastels in the O’Keefe Research Center in Santa Fe
A red hill behind O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, that looms large in her paintings
A glass negative of a multiple-lens portrait of Lincoln made on Feb. 9, 1864, by Anthony Berger at the Brady Gallery in Washington, D.C.
A door in the adobe patio wall of Georgia O’Keefe’s home in Abiquiu, N.M.
Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress at the Amherst Historical Society in Amherst, Mass
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance warehouse in Yonkers, N.Y.
Annie Oakley’s heart target ~ one of Oakley’s most popular stunts was shooting through the center of a small heart on a card from around 40 feet away
The darkroom in Ansel Adams’s home in Carmel, Calif., now owned by Mr. Adams’s son, Michael, and his wife, Jeanne, friends of Ms. Leibovitz
The gloves Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated
Sigmund Freud’s couch in his study at 20 Maresfield Gardens in London