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Women by Annie Leibovitz & Susan Sontag

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Women by Annie Leibovitz & Susan Sontag

folio. pp. 247, [8]. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. dw. (very good - previous owner's inscription to ffep, some scuffing & wear to edges). [New York: Random House, 1999].

ISBN-10: 0375500200 / ISBN-13: 9780375500206


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."