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The Leibovitz show had the early signs of a blowout for the museum, something Geldin views as good for both the Wexner and Leibovitz.

“We are able to put Annie’s work in a context that allows it to be seen as fine art,” Geldin said. “Often people who get their start in photojournalism and remain more or less in magazines and the media, they’re sort of thought of us stepchildren in the art world. And I think these works are extraordinarily artistic. Annie’s artistry is unquestionable.”

The master set exhibit represents Leibovitz’s work from 1968 to 2009.

“It isn’t a greatest hits, but it’s milestones in the work for me,” the photographer said.