Annie Leibovitz by Reagan Schuller
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
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 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.