Annie Leibovitz is, in my opinion, one of the most talented photographers of our time. Her iconic portraits of artists, celebrities, and politicians such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Nicole Kidman, and President Obama’s family have become famous throughout the world. Moscow audiences have the chance to see a unique collection of her photographs at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in an exhibition that includes not only her more famous images of well-known figures, but also her landscapes, featured assignment work, and personal photographs of her family. This exhibition, entitled “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005,” has already traveled around the United States and Europe, but Annie’s decision to add eleven new photographs to its debut at the Pushkin Museum makes the event even more special.
I’m very excited to see this amazing collection of images from one of America’s greatest living artists, and I hope that all of you will have the chance to do the same. The exhibition will run from October 12 through January 15 at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Department of Private Collections. This exhibition is one of the highlights of our “American Seasons” series, a year-long celebration of American culture in Russia sponsored by the U.S. Embassy that we introduced back in June.
From the blog of John Byerly
U.S. Ambassador to Russia