ArtScience Museum welcomes Annie Leibovitz

By Zaki JufriEvents - 14 March 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 14 April 2014

ArtScience Museum welcomes Annie Leibovitz

An exhibition of works from one of the world’s most celebrated photographers will be making a stop here this April.

ArtScience Museum will host ‘Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005’ from 18 April to 19 October

Featuring 196 works, the show will present images of Hollywood stars including Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, and Leonardo DiCaprio, royals such as Queen Elizabeth II and politicians like George W. Bush, as well as artists like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Richard Avedon, and Eudon Welty. 

Leonardo diCaprio, Tejon Ranch, Lebec, California, 1997 © Annie Leibovitz


The famed photographer achieved her status as one of America’s great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp.

The 64-year-old began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970. Her pictures have appeared regularly on magazine covers ever since. Leibovitz’s large and distinguished body of work encompasses some of the most well-known portraits of our time.

She became Rolling Stone’s chief photographer in 1973, and by the time she left the magazine, ten years later, she had shot one hundred and forty-two covers and published photo essays on scores of stories. 

In 1983, when she joined the staff of the revived Vanity Fair, she was established as the foremost rock music photographer and an astute documentarian of the social landscape.

At Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she developed a large body of work—portraits of actors, directors, writers, musicians, athletes, and political and business figures, as well as fashion photographs—that expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life.


‘A Photographer’s Life’ also breaks away from the photographer’s past shows by giving equal weight to both her famous commercial work and images drawn from Leibovitz’s private collection of personal projects and snapshots.

In addition to portraits, viewers can see the photographer’s unique angle on historical moments in modern history including the September 11 attacks, the siege of Sarajevo, and the senatorial election of Hilary Clinton. The exhibition will also showcase a series of landscapes taken in Monument Valley in the American West and in the Jordanian desert’s Wadi Rum.

The show threads together the two sides of Leibovitz's work both chronologically and creatively, projecting a narrative of the artist's private life against the backdrop of her public image as one of the world's best-known portrait photographers. 

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005 | Date: 18 April | Venue: ArtScience Museum | Address: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave. | Tickets: From $15 at Sistic

Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005

Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005

Date Aug 13, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

VenueArtScience Museum

Ticket PriceS$9.00 - S$15.00
 (excludes booking fee)