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In her new book, Annie Leibovitz presents five decades of unique fashion photography.

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Since he became one of the Vanity FairAnnie Leibovitz’s first collaborators when it was relaunched in 1983 helped to define the appearance and spirit of this magazine. Wonderland (Phaidon), his latest monograph, is full of orders for VF (from the start, she writes, “a legendary world where photographers were recognized as artists”), Vogue, and other publications, shot between 1972 and 2021. We see model Natalia Vodianova as Alice in the book’s proverbial title, a pregnant Serena Williams wrapped in a puffy orange kaftan, Nicole Kidman towards Stanley Kubrick Eyes wide closed, and Rihanna, glamorous next to a mermaid red car in the streets of Havana. “Fashion has always been there,” writes Leibovitz of his career spanning more than 50 years. “It’s the driving force behind a portrait, whether it’s Jerry Garcia in a black T-shirt, or Patti Smith in the much-imitated style that has endured for decades, or the Rolling Stones. Fashion plays a role in arranging everything, but photography always comes first for me. –Madison Reid

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Amanda Gorman, winner of the first poet for young people, shares the cultural touchstones of her next collection, Call us what we transport, from Viking Books.

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“When writing my collection, it was a book that provided me with essential insight into how people historically handled a global health crisis. “

“I watched a lot of Apple TV + series Dickinson. Emily Dickinson has spent much of her life writing poetry in isolation, and as a young poet in quarantine I really bonded with that.

“When I write, I listen to instrumentals or songs from film scores that tell a story. I love listening to composers who I think are great storytellers, but they don’t use words, so I try to complete that rhetoric myself.

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