Traveling from New York to Los Angeles and now coming to the south, portraits of American music legends by the world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz will premiere at Jackson Fine Art on Friday, September 9, 2005 from 6 to 8pm.  This exhibition will showcase this central theme of American Music highlighting Leibovitz’s long and celebrated career. The show will run until October 22, 2005 and will also feature Leibovitz’s newest book from Random House, American Music.


“I started out as a photographer at Rolling Stone more than twenty-five years ago,” Leibovitz says, “and I wanted to go back to the subject of music with a mature eye. Bring my experience to it…make it a real American tapestry.”


From juke joints to Graceland, Leibovitz traveled through the landscape of blues, gospel, jazz, country and rock. Her subjects include American icons B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and many relatively obscure musicians such as Othar Turner, R.L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill and Irma Thomas. Although mostly shot between 1999 and 2000, some were taken in the early 1970s when Leibovitz became Rolling Stone magazine’s chief photographer.