It’s been widely reported that the incredibly talented photographer, Annie Leibovitz has had monumental financial problems despite her ability to generate wealth.
Leibovitz defaulted on a $24 million loan that’s been collateralized by her famous photographs. She’s about to lose everything.
The problem here is simple drug addiction. In the 1980’s the late reporter Tom Fitzpatrick wrote about her selling her own prized cameras and lenses so she could obtain cocaine.
I don’t wish more hardship on Leibovitz even if it’s self-imposed. She is just a microcosm of the bigger problem in our country that has not nor will ever be solved by the Drug War.
Legalization of all drugs and free treatment is needed for those who have found a window to free themselves of that dreaded disease.