A Portraitist Breaks Free of Faces

[imgbelt img=AnnieLeibovitzNiagaraFalls530.jpg]A celebrity photographer escapes to rural America to recharge and finds enduring superstars across the continent.


Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage, exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., runs through May 20.

Cyndy Clark of Lexington, Kentucky, wrote her art history thesis on Beatrice Mandelman, a painter employed by the WPA who settled in Taos, NM, in the 1940s.