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Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz goes in front of the lens at Singapore's ArtScience Museum

Published on Apr 16, 2014 2:48 PM
 

Three lensmen train their cameras on famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz at the ArtScience Museum. She matches them snap for snap with the Canon hanging around her neck.

"It'll make a good series," says the 64-year-old, joking about putting together a collection of photos of those who photograph her.

Leibovitz is on a one-day visit to Singapore to check on her new exhibition opening here on April 18. More used to being behind the lens than in front, she is known for her stunning, often nude, often controversial portraits of celebrities - most recently, a bare-chested Neil Patrick Harris holding large snakes for the May cover of magazine Vanity Fair.

At the Art Science Museum, about 190 photographs from her personal and professional collection will be on display until Oct 19, in a show titled Annie Leibovitz A Photographer's Life 1990-2005. The travelling exhibition debuted at the Brooklyn Museum in New York in 2006 and the images are collected in a book of the same name, published by Random House and retailing here at bookstores and the museum for $99.

Famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz, whose new exhibition will open in Singapore on April 18. Titled Annie Leibovitz A Photographer's Life 1990-2005, the show will feature about 190 photographs from her personal and professional collection. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
 
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