Captured Artifacts

Annie Leibovitz’s latest project features Freud’s couch (pictured above), Darwin’s skeletons and Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress.

From John Lennon curled around Yoko Ono to a pregnant Demi Moore, photographer Annie Leibovitz has made a career of capturing people, often celebrities. But her latest collection is something very different. In Pilgrimage, Leibovitz focuses her lens on places and objects that have special meaning for her.

Many of those sites are the homes and landscapes that prominent people once inhabited, such as Georgia O’Keeffe’s homes in Abiquiu, N.M., and nearby Ghost Ranch, and Ansel Adams’ darkroom in Carmel, Calif.

See a slideshow of photos from the book, and listen to the interview {via talk of the nation}.

If I went back to connect with places that have a special meaning for me, I think I’d like to explore the area around the house I grew up in. How about you?