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Annie Leibovitz: An American Portrait Photographer

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Annie Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer. She was born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. She enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967, initially to study painting, but then she found her love for photography. After living on an Israeli kibbutz for a few years, she decided to return homme to the United States. When she returned home, she applied for a job with the Rolling Stone magazine in 1970. Within two years at the job, Annie was promoted to the chief photographer. She had that job title for over a decade. The position awarded her the opportunity to accompany the Rolling Stones band on the 1975 international tour. Throughout the tour she had lost herself to a drug addiction.
While she was with the magazine
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She had a wider variety of subjects, such as literary icons, teen heart throbs, and presidents. She had also done many portraits of celebrities like; Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Sylvester Stallone, and Caitlyn Jenner. During 1991, over 200 of Leibovitz’s photographs were show in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. She was the first woman to be honored with this. Later in the year, a book called Photographs: Annie Leibovitz, 1970-1990 was published.
Annie Leibovitz was the official photographer for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of her black and white portraits of a few of the American athletes, such as Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson, were published in a book called Olympic Portraits.
In 2003, Annie published a book called American Music, it was about important figures in blues, country, folk, hip-hop, and jazz. Then, in 2006, the Brooklyn Museum of Art had presented ‘’Annie Leibovitz: A Photographers Life, 1990-2005” with another similar book published as well. As as she’s ever been, Leibovitz continued to give the people what they wanted and she kept producing as a photographer. She worked on projects that range from a 2014 Marcs & Spencer campaign for advertising, to the 2016 calendar for tire manufacturer Pirelli. Leibovitz chose to photograph mostly clothed women from all different ages and backgrounds, to contrast to the the images of scantily models from previous
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