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Annie Leibovitz, born October 2, 1949. Is an American portrait photographer. Her work has been used on numerous album covers and magazines. She became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery in 1991.
Leibovitz is greatly influenced by Richard Avedon work in the way that he creates a ‘personal reportage’ with his portrait subjects. In which she develops a close rapport with her subjects.
Annie Leibovitz’s work encompasses some of the best-known portraits of our time, including the historic portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for the cover of Rolling Stone. She has been making powerful images documenting popular culture since the early 1970s, and her pictures have appeared regularly on magazine covers including Vanity Fair and Vogue, for whom she is a resident photographer.
Throughout her career, she has captured the complexity of contemporary life, creating unique, personal portraits that have become her trademark.