When her name comes up, one immediately thinks of those portraits in which she has managed to totally capture the personality and intimate nature of her famous sitters – Michael Jackson caught in untrammeled dance; Demi Moore pregnant and nude, a cover that caused a global sensation; Queen Elizabeth II with her family at Windsor Castle… One also recalls images that have become iconic, featuring the Lady Dior bag in New York in 2009. With the exhibition Annie Leibovitz Archive Project #1: The Early Years, 1970-1983, the LUMA Foundation, sponsored by Dior, introduces visitors to a less well-known era of the photographer’s output. In the Grande Halle in Arles, Annie Leibovitz has selected and displayed over five hundred images from the beginning of her career, tracing her artistic evolution from when she started working for the magazine Rolling Stone in 1970. Photos taken on the wing offer snapshots of everyday life. There’s the famous image of John Lennon wrapped around Yoko Ono, taken only hours before he was assassinated; there are portraits of Bob Dylan, his face concealed behind his hands or dark glasses; photo reportage from a 1975 Rolling Stones tour, the Beach Boys billing California-style, Louis Armstrong playing his trumpet at home, and the list goes on.