See the First Photos From Annie Leibovitz’s Artist Residency at Ikea

The images are going on view during Paris Fashion Week.

A photo from Annie Leibovitz's forthcoming "Life at Home" series. Photo courtesy of Ikea.

Portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz became famous for shots of celebrities like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. She has gone on to shoot countless movie stars, politicians, and star athletes. A new show turns her lens toward the homes of everyday people.

Leibovitz was artist-in-residence with the furniture maker Ikea, which recently found that nearly half the people they surveyed do not feel that their home life is represented in the media. So, Leibovitz’s “Life at Home” series will show people in domestic settings. A show by the same name will premiere during Paris Fashion Week.

Annie Leibovitz Ikea residency

A photo from Annie Leibovitz’s forthcoming “Life at Home” series. Photo courtesy of Ikea.

The show will consist of 25 portraits of subjects at home, in locales from India to the UK, from Japan to the U.S. Six younger photographers from a mentorship program led by Ikea and Leibovitz will also be exhibited, and stylists and designers from the alternative French fashion school Casa93 will also strut their stuff. Dutch design duo Raw Color will show a new collection as well. All events are free, with a full lineup on Ikea France’s website.

Visitors will be able to taste IKEA food and drinks with a Parisian twist at the food court (more than just their trademark Swedish meatballs, one supposes). 

“Life at Home” will be on view at 28 rue de Lappe, near Place de la Bastille, Paris, France, from February 29 through March 3.


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