Annie Leibovitz

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Anna-Lou (Annie) Leibovitz (born October 2, 1949 in Westbury, Connecticut) is an American photographer. She is most noted for her portraits of rock and roll personalities, including many taken for Rolling Stone and in current years for Vanity Fair. She was photographer of celebrities for a remarkable international campaign for American Express charge cards in the 1980s.

There is some dispute as to the nature of their relationship, but Leibovitz was the long-term friend of Susan Sontag until Sontag's death in 2004.

Some of her well-known photos include:

  • A nude John Lennon hugging a clothed Yoko Ono, taken in 1980 the morning before Lennon's death.
  • A nude Demi Moore with a suit painted on her body.
  • Whoopi Goldberg lying in a bathtub full of milk, shot from above.
  • A fully-wrapped Christo, for which we have to take the artist's word that it is actually Christo under the wrap.
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