Synopses & Reviews
The photographs by Annie Leibovitz in Women, taken especially for the book, encompass a broad spectrum of subjects: a rap artist, an astronaut, two Supreme Court justices, farmers, coal miners, movie stars, showgirls, rodeo riders, socialites, reporters, dancers, a maid, a general, a surgeon, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of state, a senator, rock stars, prostitutes, teachers, singers, athletes, poets, writers, painters, musicians, theater directors, political activists, performance artists, and businesswomen. "Each of these pictures must stand on its own," Susan Sontag writes in the essay that accompanies the portraits. "But the ensemble says, So this what women are now -- as different, as varied, as heroic, as forlorn, as conventional, as unconventional as this."
"To look upon the faces of the women photographed in this collection of more than 200 portraits is to marvel at and admire the intensity and dignity of the personalities represented." School Library Journal
"Unencumbered by the gimmickry that sometimes embellishes her witty portraits of Hollywood's elite, Liebovitz lets her ambitious subject an entire gender, no less speak for itself in this coffee-table portrait collection. And it does so eloquently." Anne-Marie O'Neill, People Magazine
"(An) outstanding collaboration between photographer Liebovitz and writer Sontag, offering a nuanced portrait of female America....Liebovitz's eye never falters, teaching us to see every woman's face as a heartbreaking mix of the tawdry and the sublime." Bethany Schneider, OUT
"Taken specifically for the book, the portraits can be bold and unblinking, stark, depressing, inspiring, crude, shocking, powerful, beautiful." Melanie Stetson Freeman, Christian Science Monitor
"Though its sprinked with socialites, writers, Supreme Court justices, and plenty of celebrities (such as Jerry Hall, Nicole Kidman, and Susan Sarandon), Liebovitz's work also celbrates unknown women: students, coal miners, teachers, showgirls." Entertainment Weekly
Now in paperback comes the number one bestselling collection of photos by the celebrated American photographer Annie Leibovitz. Over 150 women are represented, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eudora Welty, Martina Navratilova, Jerry Hall, Jodie Foster, and Rosie O'Donnell.