Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz started out taking photographs one summer while on a trip. Since then she has captured some of the most iconic images of our time.

Capturing a person’s image on film is relatively easy; capturing the person’s soul on film borders on impossible.  Annie Leibovitz, has the ability to do both.  Leibovitz became interested in photography after her sophomore year in college. She took night classes to hone her art and in 1970 landed a job as Staff Photographer at the then fledgling magazine, Rolling Stone. Two years later she was promoted to Chief Photographer where she established her mark as a phenomenal photographer.

She has the ability to see the real person, not the façade, and capture it on film.  Perhaps best known for her portraits, Leibovitz has photographed Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and then a shirtless Mick Jagger and Keith Richards with Rolling Stone.  And then joining Vanity Fair in 1980, her best known portraits include a naked and pregnant Demi Moore.

She was the last photographer to take photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono just hours before Lennon was killed. That photo graced the cover of Rolling Stone in 1981 and was named the best magazine cover of the last 40 years by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2005.  Prices for her individual photographs and images range from $8,500 to $50,000.

While most recently in the midst of definite financial troubles, Leibovitz appears to be rebounding. She’s worked for Conde Nast, Vogue and even the Olympic Games, and has been designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.  Her work has been displayed worldwide. 

Tags: Annie Leibovitz, photography, Rolling Stone, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, living legend, vanity fair

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