Toronto. Last Saturday, the Globe featured this photograph by Fred Lum on the first page of the Globe Arts section. Annie was in town to promote her latest book Portraits 2005-2016. Published by Phaidon Press, this is a coffee table size book of luscious portraits.
Her publisher writes on the Indigo website, “In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side with never-before-published photographs.
“Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer’s follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time.
“Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist’s eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures”.
She was interviewed at length for the Globe by columnist Russell Smith and photographed by the Globe’s own Fred Lum, well known here in Toronto in professional photographic circles.
According to Mr Smith, the latest book began life as a lead up to Hillary Clinton’s anticipated win of the US presidency which of course never happened, saddling the world with the Donald instead.