LEIBOVITZ, Annie; SONTAG Susan
New York: Random House, 1999. Large quarto. (12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). First edition, 248pp. 238 black-and-white and color photographs with accompanying text by Susan Sontag.
Publisher's boards with dustjacket. Fine copy.
A book of photo portraits, exclusively of women, shot by the acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Presented with Susan Sontag's accompanying text.
The photographs by Annie Leibovitz in Women, taken especially for the book, encompass a broad spectrum of subjects: a rap artist, an astronaut, two Supreme Court justices, farmers, coal miners, movie stars, showgirls, rodeo riders, socialites, reporters, dancers, a maid, a general, a surgeon, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of state, a senator, rock stars, prostitutes, teachers, singers, athletes, poets, writers, painters, musicians, theater directors, political activists, performance artists, and businesswomen. "Each of these pictures must stand on its own," Susan Sontag writes in the essay that accompanies the portraits. "But the ensemble says, So this what women are now -- as different, as varied, as heroic, as forlorn, as conventional, as unconventional as this."