The Inspiring Life and Career of Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most celebrated American photographers. She has captured some of history’s finest moments and her work can be found in countless museums, galleries, schools across the globe.
In 1981 she was commissioned to document The Rolling Stones for Vanity Fair magazine cover story that would later become known as “The Last Sitting.” Her photographs are engaging and dramatic which have led many to believe they were staged or posed because when you look at them it feels like these people want something from you – even if they don’t know what exactly it is themselves!  But Annie never takes away their humanity by playing around with lighting or backgrounds until everything looks perfect- just enough so we feel a little more connected than we might normally do on first glance.

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Who Is Annie Leibovitz?

Annie Leibovitz is a renowned photographer, who in 1970 landed her first job as the chief portrait photographer for Rolling Stone magazine. She created an iconic look and feel for them with provocative images that are still talked about today. In 1983 she began working at Vanity Fair Magazine producing more of these memorable portraits such as Demi Moore’s now famous cover shot on the August 1992 issue where pregnant Demi was photographed nude but strategically covered by both hands – one hand resting just below her navel while the other cupped over her bare breast from behind – all captured beautifully by Annie’s lens.

Annie has also worked to produce high profile ad campaigns like Ralph Lauren’s Polo Jeans ads which featured Bruce Weber capturing young people throughout America.

Early Life and Chief Photographer for ‘Rolling Stone’

Anna-Lou Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949 in Waterbury Connecticut where she lived with her six siblings. Her father Sam was a … Read the rest