Director: Barbara Leibovitz (United States)
Began her career in 1987 at the CBS News. Then she worked at the Nine Network in Sydney. Upon her return to the U.S., she began freelance producing with Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment Television, Consumer Reports Television and VH-1. Salvaged Lives (1995) was her feature-length documentary film debut and was in the top 15 for the Academy Award nominations. The film won Best Documentary Feature at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Roy Webster Dean Film Award. In collaboration with her partner Jaime Hellman, she has written, directed and produced award-winning documentaries for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
Through her work for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue, Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years. She has shot the rich and famous, the profound and powerful, the exceptional and notorious. Her camera has documented the horrors of war – most recently in Sarajevo and Rwanda. In this film, she made the decision to bare her artistic process, her personal journey and her delicate balancing of fame and family to the camera - a camera that was vigilantly pointed by a filmmaker who is her younger sister. This film reveals a woman who has become as iconic as the people she has photographed.