Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Financial Troubles of Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is, in my opinion, one of the best photographers of all time. She has produced some of the most stunning portraiture of the last century and should be hailed as royalty in the medium. Unfortunately, she owes $24 million in debt and it's due today. If she doesn't pay, she will lose not only her homes but all of the photographs, negatives, and intellectual property she has accumulated in her tremendous career. She borrowed the money from a company called Art Capital back in February when debts and court fees became too much. Now they want it back!

It's pretty depressing that someone with seemingly unlimited talent is in this kind of situation but I guess finances is not one of her aforementioned skills. If anyone deserves a bail-out, it's Annie.

You should recognize her work:

If you google her name you'll come across dozens of more works that you recognize, and some that you won't. Look into it.

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