Annie Leibovitz The Early Years: 1970 - 1983. Archive Project #1

Over the past six years, the Luma Foundation has nurtured a series of ongoing collaborations with several artists, resulting in a Living Archive Program that integrates diverse forms of art, including photography, design, literature, film, and dance.
The next step of this experimental and multidisciplinary program will make these resources available to the public in a manner intended by the artists. Open to students, scholars, artists, and visitors, Luma’s Living Archive Program will enable discovery, consultation, and research through a series of exhibitions, scholarly projects, and special events.

In anticipation of the completion of the building that will house this dynamic program, Luma Foundation announces the acquisition and inaugural exhibition of the archives of legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has created iconic portraits for nearly 50 years.
Intended as the first of several major projects dedicated to the study and reinterpretation of the artist’s living archives, Annie Leibovitz Archive Project #1: The Early Years consists of over 3000 photographs taken between 1968 and 1983. The exhibition traces her development as a young artist and follows her successes in the 1970s as she documented the culture that defined this pivotal era.

This exhibition is part of the international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017.
The photography archive of Luma Arles is supported by Parfums Christian Dior.

Image: © Annie Leibovitz

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