Leibovitz, Annie (1949–)

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Leibovitz, Annie (1949–)

American photographer. Born Anna-Lou Leibovitz, Oct 2, 1949, in Westbury, CT; dau. of Samuel and Marilyn (Heit) Leibovitz (dance instructor); San Francisco Art Institute, BFA, 1971; also studied with Ralph Gibson; had long-term relationship with writer Susan Sontag; children: Sarah Cameron Leibovitz (b. 2001).

Was principal photographer for Rolling Stone (1973–83); became contributing photographer to Vanity Fair (1983); became well known for portraits of political figures, musicians and athletes; published Annie Leibovitz: Photographs (1983) and Women (1999); produced the portraits campaign for American Express (1987), for which she won a Clio Award; founded the Annie Leibovitz Studio in New York City (1990); was 1 of only 2 living photographers to have an exhibition of her work at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC (1991).

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