30 Apr '16, 5am

Photographer Annie Leibovitz on personal loss and almost going bankrupt

People often look at her dramatically composed photographs featuring superstars, celebrities, politicians and imagine Annie Leibovitz's life as a jet-setting star photographer. The 66-year-old is one of the world's top portrait photographers and has captured the world's most famous names including Britain's Queen Elizabeth and United States President Barack Obama. Her works have graced the covers of magazines such as Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair from as early as the 1970s. She has had many museum and gallery shows, extensively documenting the worlds of show business, fashion and celebrity. All of her accomplishments suggest a glamorous, globe-trotting lifestyle. So it may be surprising to know that in 2009, she came close to bankruptcy when she could not pay a US$24 million loan. She had incurred heavy costs for renovating her Manhattan property. The finance company who l...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/photographer-a...

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