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Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. Best known for her engaging celebrity portraiture, Leibovitz is an adept at capturing her subject’s personality and inner life.
MICK JAGGER, Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas ’75
LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, Vanity Fair 1997
‘I no longer believe that there is such a thing as objectivity. Everyone has a point of view. Some people call it style, but what we’re really talking about is the guts of a photograph. When you trust your point of view, that’s when you start taking pictures.’
MICHAEL JACKSON, Vanity Fair 1989
OBAMA FAMILY, 2006
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, Vogue 2011
Over her 30-some years in the industry, Leibovitz has photographed some of the most iconic figures in art, politics, music, and film—including John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth, George Bush and Michael Jackson. She’s also behind many controversial shoots, including one featuring a then-15-year-old Miley Cyrus nude in 2008 for the front cover of Vanity Fair.
MILEY CYRUS, Vogue 2008
DEMI MOORE, Vanity Fair 1991
MERYL STREEP, Rolling Stone 1981
Born in Connecticut in 1949, Annie Leibovitz studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and took night classes in photography. In 1970 she began doing work for Rolling Stone magazine and soon became Rolling Stone’s chief photographer. By the time she left the magazine, 10 years later, she had shot 142 covers.
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO, Rolling Stone 1980
Leibovitz famously captured the last image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono before his death in 1980.
In 1983, she joined the staff at Vanity Fair, and in 1998 she also began working regularly for Vogue.
CARRIE FISCHER X Vanity Fair summer 2017
HOLLYWOOD PORTFOLIO, Vanity Fair 2018
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, Vogue sep. 2017
PRIANKA SHOPRA, Vogue dec. 2018
In addition to her magazine editorial work, Leibovitz has created several award-winning advertising campaigns.
ANGELINA JOLIE, Vuitton 2011
LINCOLN CARS, 2016
MONCLER, FW 2016
She has also collaborated with many artists and arts organizations, including American Ballet Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. the Mark Morris Dance Group and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
MIKHAIL BARISHNIKOV & ROB BESSERER, 1990
KEITH HARING, Vanity Fair 1987
Leibovitz authored and published several books including ‘Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016’ and ‘Annie Leibovitz at Work’, which dissects in detail how some of her most iconic images came to be.
Exhibitions of her photographs have appeared at museums and galleries all over the world, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the International Center of Photography in New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris; the National Portrait Gallery in London; and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
‘A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005’ Exhibition at ArtScience Museum