Monday, March 10, 2008

Generations of Great History

Extra Special Thanks to Mireille Schwartz who is sharing the great photo of herself (left) with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz (right),her mother Katiti Kironde (center) and her daughter Charlotte Jude at the Opening Gala for the exhibition "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005” at the San Francisco Legion of Honor.

Mireille’s mom appeared on the August 1968 cover of Glamour Magazine – making her the first Black woman to appear on the cover of a national women’s magazine. She was named on the magazine’s ‘Best Dressed College Students’ list and according to Glamour Magazine's brass, the issue broke the all time high sales record.

Two years ago, The American Society of Magazine Editors selected this cover as one of the top magazine covers of the past 40 years. Katiti is now a fashion designer and Mireille is active in a variety of San Francisco based organizations including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

Thanks Girl!

What a great way to capture generations of history with this legendary photographer!

Photo Credit: Thomas John Gibbons