SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz's exhibit on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield features the 16th president.
Leibovitz tells The State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/MCu1Dg) that she considers Lincoln "a big part of our country." Her exhibit, "Pilgrimage," opened Saturday and runs through August. Several photos in the exhibit focus on Lincoln memorabilia. One is a shot of Lincoln's hats on display at the Smithsonian in Washington. Another is a glass negative of a multilens Lincoln portrait in the National Archives.
Leibovitz says the exhibit is based on trips she squeezed into her regular photography schedule. It includes nearly 70 pictures taken between April 2009 and May 2011. It takes on different themes from the celebrity portraits she is famous for taking.
Leibovitz visited the Springfield museum Friday.
Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com
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