It was during a posting to the Philippines during the time of the Vietnam War that Annie first became involved with photography as a hobby thanks to the base's darkroom.
UBS has a very high profile in the art world, as the main sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, among other events and exhibitions.
In magazine spreads and advertising campaigns, Leibovitz has demonstrated that she is a master of projecting the popular culture of our time. Her father, Sam Leibovitz, was an Air Force lieutenant colonel and because of his career, the family moved often during Leibovitz's childhood.
Her mother, Marilyn Leibovitz, was a modern-dance instructor and the chief force in raising Annie and her five siblings.
There’s a certain kind of fame in 21st century America: In some sets, you haven’t really made it until Annie Leibovitz has taken your picture. The book was published on the heels of a large-scale exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D. in 1999-2000, which included 70 portraits from the series. Leibovitz has taken the family photo of the Obamas that hangs in the White House’s green room.
If that’s true, a handful of lucky people—all female—are about to be so anointed. The new photos have been commissioned for the UBS Art Collection, one of the largest corporate collections of contemporary art in existence, with over 35,000 works.
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