The one-of-a-kind Cindy Sherman at home in Long Island, Simone Leigh (the first Black woman to be selected to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale) in her studio in Brooklyn, the African-American artist Faith Ringgold in Englewood New Jersey, the researcher of identity transformation Rony Horn in her New York studio, the visual artist Mickalene Thomas in her studio in Brooklyn, as well as the Guerrilla Girls, aka Käthe Kollwitz and Frida Kahlo.
Last but not least: the painter Amy Sherald in her childhood home in Columbus, Georgia. Amy Sherald was the first African-American painter to be commissioned to paint the official portrait of a First Lady… All of these influential female artists were photographed by Annie LEIBOVITZ c/o LGA MANAGEMENT for VANITY FAIR November 2022.
“Working across many visual vocabularies, the eight artists featured here collectively represent the phenomenal trajectory of the last half century. They have received widespread recognition for practices that have magnificently engaged media, pioneered new forms, and expressed radical subjectivities around history, gender, race, and identity – while expanding representations of women in the world of art and beyond.” Thelma Golden for VANITY FAIR.
Thelma Golden is the Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, USA. Golden joined the museum in the year 2000 as the Vice-Director for exhibitions and programs before becoming the successor to the former Director and President of the museum, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, in 2005. Thelma Golden is considered the first to have coined the term ‘post-blackness’.
Born 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz participated – while studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute – in evening photography courses and began working for Rolling Stone Magazine in 1970 at the age of 21. In 1973, she already became the Chief Photographer, and when she left the magazine ten years later, had photographed, believe it or not, 142 covers. That same year, in 1983, she started photographing for VANITY FAIR. Annie can meanwhile look back on 40 years at VF and numerous editorials, one more creative than the other. Annie lives in New York with her three children Sarah, Susan and Samuelle.
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