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(51min, NR) As an insight to a currently working photographer, this video is about a famous photographer known for her photographs of the famous. Notes optional...listening is not. Please do not talk while the video is playing.
Produced in 1993, this documentary depicts the development of Annie Leibovitz's career as a celebrity photographer, which she began after studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. Giving up a position as staff photographer at Rolling Stone magazine, she went on tour with Mick Jagger, and the photographs of this period reveal the anguish and torment of being a famous musician. This documentary also emphasizes the artistic and metaphorical nature of her portraits: a naked John Lennon embraces Yoko Ono dressed in black just hours before he was murdered; Clint Eastwood stands, but is bound up by a rope; Whoopee Goldberg is captured in a bathtub with legs, arms, and laughing face protruding out of soapy water (looks like milk). At times the photographer's inspiration comes from the person she is portraying, such as when Keith Haring paints a room and then paints his nude body to match the room. We see footage of how she pursues a shot for the cover of Vanity Fair, setting up her equipment in various locations to take provocative photographs of Demi Moore. A naked Demi Moore is painted with a blue suit, while Leibovitz anxiously waits to take the photographs. Produced for London Weekend Television, this 51-minute-long program, although Unrated, should be watched with parental guidance as it contains partial nudity (but only to the degree of which appeared on the front cover of Rolling Stones and Vanity Fair, such as Demi Moore and John Lennon) and some brief explicit language, and also talks about the photographer's drug addiction. Nevertheless, through this gifted photographer's vision we get a sweeping view of the 1970s and '80s in the celebrity worlds of music, acting, and politics. --Anne Barclay Morgan
1. Not getting place bound, moving around the country
2. Desensitizing of the American public as a result of Annie and the likes of the publications for which she worked.
3. Tracing the politics and mood of America
4. Defining, or chronicling your life, over a period of time.
5. Generation changes - 1946-64 Baby Boomers, 65-79 Gen X, 80-2000 Gen Y, 2001-present Gen z. Specifically, the Baby Boomers and what it means.
Timeline, Edited Version
2:23 Two types of Celebrity – the people she shoots, and her as a celebrity.
3:30 Traveling – is a great way to see the world. - Moving as a change.
6:40 Went to school for painting.
7:25 Photos, Good or bad, document our life
7:36 Photos trace Pop Culture
8:15 Became the chief photographer of Rolling Stone by 1973
9:21 Started as photojournalism.
9:50 Working every day of the year.
11:45 Describing the relationship – was a photographer 25 hrs a day. They fed each other.
12:35 Shot pictures of the police
12:50 Police Story
14:04 Press pools
15:00~ Goes on tour with Rolling Stone. Place bound. Travel while you can. Be careful about becoming place bound.
16:57 Not glamorize, Hard life style, de-romanticize the industry.
18:15 Got heavily involved in the lives of the Rock-n-roll, as well as the drug scenes.
18:30 Soul of the sitter, Soul of the photographer – sacrificed herself
19:12 Watching life unfold in front of you
19:30 Became the celebrity
20:12 Posed, setup, vs. Journalistic
20:30 Getting people to do what she wanted them to do.
22:30 John Lennon Photo - 1980
23:10 Drug addiction continued to decline - several years nearly lost
25:22 Introduce idea of the baby boomer.
26:21 No longer just rock-n-rollers
27:00 Demi Moore – cover art
28:40 Cover shocks
30:36 How to beat the previous year
31:?? Shooting on location in Hawaii…most expensive cover shoot
33:52 Famous people insight
2015-16 3 - 5:16, 11:19, 18:37, 25:25, 36:36, 41:08 4 - 4:47, 10:11, 18:38 Done 6 - 4:56, 9:58, 18:00, 23:40, ??, 33:52
Even the rich and famous have financial challenges: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1155053/Photographer-Annie-Leibovitz-pawns-lifes-work-10m-loan-pay-mortgage.html
Annie Leibovitz Teams Up with Orchard Represents by Getty Images