Leibovitz: What she does, she does well

Leibovitz's genius is being the impresario that she is

Art review

October 13, 2007|By Glenn McNatt | Glenn McNatt,Sun art critic

Leave aside for the moment whether Annie Leibovitz is a great artist and focus instead on what she undoubtedly is: a terrific celebrity portrait photographer - maybe, in the post-Richard Avedon era, the best there is.

After seeing Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005, the 15-year retrospective of Leibovitz's commercial and personal work that opens today at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, I've got to confess I'm tired of hearing people gripe about Leibovitz.

If you go Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005 runs through Jan. 13 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. N.W., Washington. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday through Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $10-$14. 202-639-1700 or corcoran.org.

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