Annie Leibovitz brings exhibition to Concord
“Pilgrimage” is not what you might expect from Annie Leibovitz. You won’t see anything from the cover of Vanity Fair. In fact, the exhibition features no living subjects. Instead, Leibovitz documents a personal journey that led her to the homes, desk drawers, and landscapes associated with a group of historical figures, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Ansel Adams, and Abraham Lincoln. The Concord connection is also obvious. Leibovitz’s journey took her to the town more than a half-dozen times to document the lives of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott. After some pleading, she also got historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, a longtime Concordian, to write the forward to the accompanying book.