Annie Leibovitz photographic exhibit draws large crowd

With the photographs of Annie Leibovitz on exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art -- and the celebrated photographer herself as special guest -- it’s no wonder the reception for “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990 - 2005" was so well attended. The John and Sally Thornton Rotunda was completely packed for the recent event. In fact, there must have been close to 600 people admiring the stunning exhibition.

Supporters sampled hors d’oeuvres and sipped cocktails in the Rotunda, before strolling through the galleries to view Leibovitz’s breathtaking work. Leibovitz has photographed everyone from Bill Clinton to Brad Pitt, and this San Diego venue was the first stop on the West Coast for the show, titled “From Famous Faces…To Personal Spaces.”

As La Jolla’s own Derrick Cartwright, executive director of the museum enthused when he introduced the renowned photographer, you will “witness a profoundly artistic eye at work.”

Among the large local crowd observing Leibovitz’s artistry at the opening gala were John and Sally Thornton, Joy and Ron Urich, Delores and Rod Smith, Courtney Coyle and Steve McDonadl, Darlee Crockett, Jack and Judy White, Judith Harris and Robert Singer, James and Estelle Milch, Sheila Potiker, Arthur and Molli Wagner, and Sheryl and Harvey White.