Annie Leibovitz's American Pilgrimage
In a new book and exhibition, the esteemed photographer pursues a passion for history and lets us see familiar icons in a fresh light
- By Terence Monmaney
- Smithsonian magazine, January 2012
(© Annie Leibovitz / Contact Press Images from the book Pilgrimage, Random House, 2011 © Annie Leibovitz)
Linking Leibovitz to the poet Emily Dickinson, this 19th-century vitrine, at the Amherst Historical Society and Museum in Amherst, Mass., was owned by a friend of Mabel Todd, who edited many of Dickinson’s poems after her death in 1886.