Annie Leibovitz (1949, Connecticut) is one of the most famous portraitists working in the seventies for the magazine Rolling Stone and afterwards for Life, Vogue and Vanity Fair. For her latest book “Women”, edited with Susan Sontag 1999, she portrays stars of the American pop world, politicians and famous artists as well as “normal” women: a waitress, a teacher, a beaten wife, bull riders, showgirls from Las Vegas... Some of them acknowledge clichés of “typical women”, some question them, not only by their profession (astronaut, soldier, coalminer…), but also by their appearance.
The portrait “Jennifer Miller” shows the performance artist naked, sitting on a chair like in an old painting. Miller got a beard as young girl and decided to life with it, working in a circus and as performance artist.