The current media obsession with the financial
troubles of the celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz leads the
Washington Post's Blake Gopnik to consider the dynamic between commerce
News of Leibovitz's finances has set me to
thinking about one peculiar aspect of her work: that art lovers, both
fans and foes, have had the chance to form opinions of it. Of all media,
only photography would get an art critic talking about someone from the
commercial side of the tracks. Only a photographer would make a fortune
from pictures in magazines, but also see the same images on museum
walls. Only photographs so easily cross over between high and low.
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