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Annie Leibovitz

Photographer

Born: 2 October 1949
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut
Best known as: Portrait photographer for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has been a portraitist of celebrities since 1970, when she first went to work for Rolling Stone magazine. By the time she left in 1983 she'd made dozens of iconic photos of heads of state, movie actors and rock stars. Her best known piece of the era was a photograph of naked John Lennon curled up with clothed Yoko Ono, taken the day he was killed by Mark David Chapman. As a photographer for Vanity Fair (since 1983) she's made headlines with photos of Demi Moore (naked and pregnant), Whoopi Goldberg (in a bathtub) and Suri Cruise (infant daughter of movie stars Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise). Her photos have been on national exhibit tours and Leibovitz has published several books, including Olympic Portraits (1996), Women (2000) and A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005.
Extra credit: Leibovitz toured with the band the Rolling Stones in 1975... She had a long relationship with critic Susan Sontag, from 1988 until Sontag's death in 2004.

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