I took a walk through Washington DC and ended up at the Corcoran. Here’s what’s coming:
Anne Leibovitz October 13 – Jan. 13, 2008
A photographer of American Pop Culture, Annie Leibovitz began as the chief photographer for Rolling Stones in 1973 then Vanity Fair and then Vogue. She’s done advertising work for American Express, Givenchy and The Sopranos. I saw her traveling exhibition Women in 1999 and the images are no kidding 8 foot prints and tack sharp.
Ansel Adams September 15 – Jan. 27, 2008
William and Saundra Lane started collecting photographs in the 50’s and 60’s during a period when few people considered photographs as art. Whose photographs did they buy? Ansel Adams. The Lane’s became friends with Ansel and made many trips to visit him at his California home. During a ten year period they acquired about 125 images, many of which are rarely exhibited prints and will be at the Corcoran. This exhibit will include images from his early work as well as later work.
And here’s a pic I took along the way. More on flickr.