Annie Leibovitz by Reagan Schuller

Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949 in Waterbury Connecticut. While studyong at the San Francisco Art Institute, she became wildly interested in painting and photography. At the age of 21, she began working for Rolling Stone Magazine where she spent most of her life holding the title of "Chief Editor".

By the time she went the magazine, she had over 142 covers.

In 1963, she began to work at Vanity Fair.

In 1998, she also began to work regularly for Vogue.

In 1996 she worked as an official photographer of the summer Olympics in Atlanta.

By 1991, her collection of 200 photos were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. Anne was the first woman to be given this honor. Later that year, a book was published accompany the show - it was titled Photographs : Annie Leibovitz, 1970-1990

Inspired by the work of Ricahrd Avedon (audrey picture) she began to develop her own sense of photography. She started to exposed the intimate details of the celebrity's personality and poignant image.

Annie's techniques involves using bold colors and unconventional poses that often startle to create long lasting impressions.

One of Annie's more controversial images happened in 1991 for Vanity Fair, it included a picture of a nude and pregnant Demi Moore. At this time, society was not used to or comfortable with a pregnant woman posing in the nude. After awhile the image set off a trend for celebrities desiring to pose for photographs done in the advance stages of pregnancy.

She was the last professional photographer to take John Lennon's picture before he was assassinated on December 8, 1980.

In more recent news, Annie has began to capture shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters.

These photos are all apart of her Disney Dream Portraits.

She had the privilege to shoot with Meryl Streep, when she was still a new face in Hollywood. When Streep was not yet comfortable with the idea of being in a photo shoot, Annie soon recognized that Streep was staring at a white face lying near by. Then suggested that Meryl would be more comfortable as a mime. This was Streep's gesture to connect with her fans and another way of saying to connect to the person behind the mask.

In more recent years she has shoot many celebrities such as Adele and Jennifer Lawrence.

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http://www.doctordisney.com/annie-leibovitzs-image-gallery-of-disney-dream-portraits-celebrities-as-disney-characters/

http://photography.about.com/od/famousphotographers/a/annieleibovitz.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/annie-leibovitz-9542372

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