Annie Leibovitz: American Music

Annie Leibovitz: American Music

Leibovitz, Annie
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The impulse to do AMERICAN MUSIC, writes famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, “came from a desire to return to my original subject and look at it with a mature eye. Bring my experience to it…make it a real American tapestry.” Her ambitious idea became AMERICAN MUSIC, a stunning collection of photographs of the musicians, places and people that enrich the landscape of American music. 

As Rolling Stone’s chief photographer for over thirteen years, Leibovitz created a legendary body of work. Her portraits of some of the world’s most talented musicians capture more than the performer, they convey the art of making music. For AMERICAN MUSIC, Leibovitz traveled across the country to juke joints in the Mississippi Delta, honkytonks in Texas, and jazz clubs in New Orleans “to take pictures in places that mean something.” In her signature style, she shares stunning portraits of American greats -- B.B. KingWillie NelsonBonnie RaittBruce SpringsteenBeckBob DylanMary J. BligeJon Bon Jovi, Steve EarleRyan AdamsMiles DavisEtta JamesPete SeegerEmmylou HarrisTom WaitsThe Dixie ChicksDr. Dre, The Roots and many more.

AMERICAN MUSIC includes a commentary about the American Music project by Leibovitz, short essays by musicians Patti SmithRosanne CashSteve Earle, Mos DefRyan Adams, and Beck as well as biographical sketches of all the musicians.

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (October 28, 2003)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375505072