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Leibovitz exhibition opens in Berlin

on Wednesday,February 25,2009 22:02

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Famous photographer Annie Leibovitz has opened an exhibition of her work in Berlin and paid tribute to her late partner Susan Sontag.

Entitled Annie Leibovitz - A Photographer''s Life, 1990-2005, the exhibit draws on the artist''s personal and professional collection. The works include emotional depictions of illness and death, family members as well as landscapes and portraits, according to Reuters.

The collections also features images from travels to Sarajevo, Venice, Berlin, Kyoto, and Cairo.

"I was very shy as a young woman, whether or not you can believe it," she said, quoted by the news agency. "Photography helped me out of that. You can take the camera and be a part of the world. That still works for me. It''s magic."

With this exhibition, Leibovitz also intends to honor the memory of her longtime partner Susan Sontag who died in 2004. According to the artist, Sontag loved Berlin for its history and frequently escaped there from New York.

Annie Leibovitz has photographed many celebrities from Demi Moore to Nelson Mandela to Queen Elizabeth, and her work has graced the covers of top-selling magazines worldwide, including Vogue and Rolling Stone.

The upcoming issue of Vanity Fair will feature Michelle Obama photographed by the artist.

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