Saturday, December 3, 2016

HONG KONG ~ Portraits of Peninsula - Annie Leibovitz ~

.... A bunch of happy looking employees working in Hong Kong's oldest hotel(1928)... the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East"... photographed by widely considered one of America’s best portrait photographers... with nice airport stamp cancellation... Thanks a lot Glenn!! ✈Enjoy your trip✈ Gem's World Postcards
Photo: Annie Leibovitz

"Portraits of Peninsula" is a collection of black-and-white photos that go to the heart of the guest experience that distinguishes Peninsula hotels as the finest in the world. With the photos, Leibovitz departs from her tradition of celebrity portraiture to focus on the people and personalities behind the Peninsula brand. While not famous, the faces of Peninsula pageboys, housekeepers and bellmen are just as compelling as those of celebrities when seen through her lens.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1970 she landed a job at Rolling Stone and went on to create a distinctive look for the publication as chief photographer. In 1983 she began working for the entertainment magazine Vanity Fair, continuing to produce images that would be deemed iconic and provocative. Having also worked on high-profile advertising campaigns, Leibovitz's images have been showcased in several books and major exhibitions around the world.


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