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Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, has been kept largely as it was when he lived there, from 1957 until his death in 1977. Dining room mirrors reflect a stairway to the private quarters. (© Annie Leibovitz / Contact Press Images from the book Pilgrimage, Random House, 2011 © Annie Leibovitz)

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

Signature Earthwork

Spiral Jetty
(© Annie Leibovitz / Contact Press Images from the book Pilgrimage, Random House, 2011 © Annie Leibovitz)
Created with heavy machinery at Utah’s Great Salt Lake in 1970, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty was submerged for decades before resurfacing. Leibovitz notes: “It will never be exactly like it was when Smithson was there.”

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