UNLV welcomes renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for the latest installment of the Barrick Lecture Series.
Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV main campus Near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue
The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and internationally renowned speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.
Annie Leibovitz’s large and distinguished body of work encompasses some of the most well-known portraits of our time.
Her extensive and impressive photography career began in 1970 when she joined Rolling Stone as a photojournalist. It would be 10 years later when she photographed the memorable cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono the day Lennon was shot. In 1991 Leibovitz also shot the cover of pregnant Demi Moore for Vanity Fair. In 2005, these covers held the top two spots in a compilation of the top magazine covers of the past 40 years by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
During her time at Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, Leibovitz was established as the foremost rock music photographer and - through portraits of larger than life figures of a generation - she became regarded as an astute documentarian of the social landscape. In addition to her editorial work, she has created several influential advertising campaigns, including her award-winning portraits for American Express and Gap. Leibovitz has a special interest in dance, and in 1990 she documented the creation of the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris.
Leibovitz’s work has appeared at museums and galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in both Washington, D.C. and London; the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; and the International Center of Photography in New York.
In 2006, Leibovitz was made a Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and she was designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.
The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets are limited to two per person and can be obtained from the Performing Arts Center box office.
Tickets are available for UNLV students, faculty and staff beginning at 10 a.m. March 13. Tickets for the general public will be available starting at 10 a.m. March 16.
The Performing Arts Center (PAC) box office is located off of Cottage Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway, on the campus of UNLV. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac/tickets.