- Decemberr 2003
WIPI at the event photos
Distinguished Photographers Award - Biographies
In Photography International Distinguished Photographers Award
Photo Awards - December 7, 2003
Leibovitz, Annie (1949- ), American photographer, known
for her portraits of celebrities, who range from political figures
to musicians and athletes. Her work has included magazine, fashion,
and advertising photography. Many of Leibovitz's portraits of
rock music celebrities have become signature images. A notable
example is her portrait of the nude John Lennon on a bed with
his fully clothed wife, Yoko Ono, the last portrait of Lennon
before his death in 1980. Born in Westport, Connecticut, Leibovitz
received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the San Francisco
Art Institute in 1971. She subsequently continued her studies
with photographer Ralph Gibson. In 1969 she lived on a kibbutz
in Israel and participated in an archaeological dig at the site
of King Solomon's temple. From 1970 to 1983 she was a freelance
photographer and the chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine,
and in 1975 she served as a concert-tour photographer for The
Rolling Stones band. She has been a contributing photographer
for Vanity Fair magazine since 1983, and in the early 1990s
she founded the Annie Leibovitz Studio in New York City.
is pretty strange anyway: Annie Leibovitz
in conversation with fotoTAPETA's Anna Beata Bohziewicz
( Warsaw's Hotel Bristol, January 19, 1998 )
- Are you shy?
- Oh! We are all shy. No one knows how to talk. Sometimes we
sit in my studio and everywhere is very quiet and no one talks.
It drives me crazy... There must be a reason why people who
are photographers are not very good at verbal communication.
I don't want to believe this, as I think we get lazy. We think
because we are photographers we don't have to try to communicate.
But I know from my own personal experience that it's hard to
watch something to go on and then suddenly to be talking at
the same time. read http://fototapeta.art.pl/fti-ale.html
Gorlewski \ Agencja Gazeta \ email@example.com
book review by Carole Glauber WIPI
7 July 2001 - September 2001
photographs by Lillian Bassman; Essay by Martin Harrison, A
Bulfinch Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, 1997.
At the turn of the century, a schism existed between commercial
photographers who earned a living making photographs, and the
creative purity of the amateur artistic photographer. Many amateur
photographers like Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, or Anne
Brigman believed in aesthetic independence from the constraints
of earning money from their photographs. After World War I,
Steichen abandoned this divide by publishing artificially lighted
cubist and art deco designed fashion photographs.
Di Bello, Lecturer in History and Theory of Photography
School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media Birkbeck College
Messager was born in Berck sur Mer in France in 1943. In the 1960s she briefly
frequented the Ecole des Arts Dicoratifs (School of Decorative Arts) in Paris,
coming of age in an artistic and intellectual context characterised by a general
questioning of the cultural project of modernity and the artistic hierarchies
Messager uses photographs, found or taken by herself, together
with a host of other materials and techniques from embroidery to pastel-drawings
and stuffed toys - associated with a feminine, low status culture. Her works,
often in the form of installations, highlight the shifting yet rich status of
photographs in our everydayculture, at once emotionally and aesthetically charged,
household clutter and precious fetishistic objects.
She has exhibited
in France and world-wide since the 1970s:
1974, Musie d'Art Moderne de
la Ville de Paris.
1978, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York.
1980, St. Louis
Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri.
1981, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, and PS1, New York.
1983, Musie des Beaux-Arts, Calais, France.
1985, Riverside Studios, London.
1987, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, and
Art Space, Sydney.
1989, Musie de Grenoble, France.
1990, Galerie Crousel-Robelin
1991, Mercer Union and Cold City Gallery, Toronto.
Arnolfini, Bristol, Cornerhouse, Manchester, and Camden Art Centre, London.
1995 Musie d'Art Moderne de la Ville di Parigi, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
and Museum of Modern Art, New York (retrospective exhibition).
Gallery, New York, and Venice Biennale, Italy.
2002, Made in France: Art from
1945 to the Present , Washington University Gallery of Art, Washington (group
2002-3, Moving Pictures , Guggenheim Museum, New York (group show).
2003-4, Yankee Remix , MassMoCA, North Adams, MA (With Huang Yong Ping).
Annette Messager, Comidie Tragidie, 1971-1989
(Grenoble: Musie de Grenoble, 1989).
Annette Messager, Faire des
Histoires / Making up Stories. With texts by Hurtig, A. and Lamoureux, J (Toronto:
Mercer Union and Cold City Gallery, 1991).
Annette Messager, Faire Parade,
1971-1995 (Paris: ARC Musie d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1995).
Annette Messager. With texts by Conketon. S. and Eliel C. (Los Angeles and New
York: County Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, 1995).
Messager, by Grenier, C. (Paris: Flammarion, 2001).
at MoMA Web Site, a pilot project of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is
a component of the exhibition Annette Messager. Link: http://moma.org/index.html
Patrizia Di Bello
Lecturer in History and Theory of Photography
School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media