Presently, Singapore is putting photographer Annie Leibovitz in the spotlight she’s earned her fame for by casting on others. Since mid-April, the ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands has showcased nearly 200 of her photographs of celebrities and public figures alongside an in-depth look into her private life in its exhibition, “Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005,” on view until October 19. And now, beginning September 12, the Sundaram Tagore Singapore gallery in the Gillman Barracks will add 38 large-scale, black and white prints to the cache. A manageable pick of the Leibovitz litter, the exhibit includes stark, emotional portraits of subjects ranging from Hollywood royalties such as Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep to actual royalty Queen Elizabeth II to musical prodigies David Byrne and Yo-Yo Ma to fellow artists Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol. For some 40 years since she began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone, Leibovitz has been filling the pages of major magazines—namely Vanity Fair and Vogue—with her work, the body of which unarguably includes some of the most iconic pieces of modern photography to date. Although her subjects often appear in lavish editorial spreads, Leibovitz has become hailed as one of her craft’s greatest masters for being able to capture an ineffable rawness in each of her figures, earning her pinnacle awards such as the International Center of Photography’s Lifetime Achievement Award and exhibitions at museums worldwide, now conjoining with the Sundaram Tagore’s philosophy of using art to examine the global cultural exchange. The exhibit will be on view until October 12.
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