Annie Leibovitz

Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (/ˈliːbəvɪts/; born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer. She is best known for her engaging portraits—particularly of celebrities—which often feature subjects in intimate settings and poses. She photographed John Lennon on the day he was murdered, and her work has been used on numerous album covers and magazines. She became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery in 1991.[1]

Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz-SF-1-Crop
Leibovitz in February 2008
Anna-Lou Leibovitz

October 2, 1949 (age 69)
ResidenceManhattan, New York City
EducationSan Francisco Art Institute
Known forPhotography
Partner(s)Susan Sontag
(1989–2004; her death)

Early life

Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, on October 2, 1949,[2] Anna-Lou Leibovitz is the third of six children of Marilyn Edith (née Heit) and Samuel Leibovitz.[3] She is a third-generation American; her father's parents were Romanian Jews.[3] Her mother was a modern dance instructor of Estonian-Jewish heritage. Her father was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. The family moved frequently with her father's duty assignments, and she took her first pictures when he was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War.[4] She took photographs around the military base and of nearby locals.[5] Leibovitz passion of art was born out of her mother's engagement with dance, music, and painting.[5]

At Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland,[6] she became interested in various artistic endeavors and began to write and play music.


Leibovitz attended the San Francisco Art Institute,[6] where she studied painting with the intention of becoming an art teacher.[5] At school, she had her first photography workshop and changed her major after to photography . She was inspired by the work of Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, which her school taught about.[7] For several years, she continued to develop her photography skills while holding various jobs, including a stint on a kibbutz in Amir, Israel, for several months in 1969.[8]


Rolling Stone

When Leibovitz returned to the United States in 1970, she started her career as staff photographer, working for Rolling Stone magazine. In 1973, publisher Jann Wenner named Leibovitz chief photographer of Rolling Stone, a job she would hold for 10 years. Leibovitz worked for the magazine until 1983, and her intimate photographs of celebrities helped define the Rolling Stone look.[8]

While working for Rolling Stone, Leibovitz learned that she could work for magazines and still create personal work of her family which for her was the most important. “You don’t get the opportunity to do this kind of intimate work except with the people you love, the people who will put up with you. They’re the people who open their hearts and souls and lives to you. You must take care of them.” [9]

She was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 2009.[10]

The Rolling Stones

Leibovitz photographed the Rolling Stones in San Francisco in 1971 and 1972, and served as the concert-tour photographer for the Rolling Stones' Tour of the Americas '75. Her favorite photo from the tour was a photo of Mick Jagger in an elevator.[11]

John Lennon

On December 8, 1980, Leibovitz had a photo shoot with John Lennon for Rolling Stone, and she promised him he would make the cover.[12][13] She had initially tried to get a picture with just Lennon alone, as Rolling Stone wanted, but Lennon insisted that both he and Yoko Ono be on the cover. Leibovitz then tried to re-create something like the kissing scene from the couple's Double Fantasy 1980 album cover, a picture Leibovitz loved, and she had John remove his clothes and curl up next to Yoko on the floor. Leibovitz recalls, "What is interesting is she said she'd take her top off and I said, 'Leave everything on'‍—‌not really preconceiving the picture at all. Then he curled up next to her and it was very, very strong. You couldn't help but feel that he was cold and he looked like he was clinging on to her. I think it was amazing to look at the first Polaroid and they were both very excited. John said, 'You've captured our relationship exactly. Promise me it'll be on the cover.' I looked him in the eye and we shook on it."[14] Leibovitz was the last person to professionally photograph Lennon‍—‌he was shot and killed five hours later.[15]

The photograph was subsequently re-created in 2009 by John and Yoko's son Sean Lennon, posing with his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, with male/female roles reversed (Sean clothed, Kemp naked),[16][17] and by Henry Bond and Sam Taylor-Wood in their YBA pastiche October 26, 1993.[18]

Other projects

  • In the 1980s, Leibovitz's new style of lighting and use of bold colors and poses got her a position with Vanity Fair magazine.[19]
  • Leibovitz photographed celebrities for an international advertising campaign for American Express charge cards, which won a Clio award in 1987.[20]
  • In 1991, Leibovitz mounted an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. She was the second living portraitist and first woman to show there.[15]
  • In 1991, Leibovitz had been made Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.[15]
  • Also in 1991, Leibovitz emulated Margaret Bourke-White's feat by mounting one of the eagle gargoyles on the 61st floor of the Chrysler Building in Manhattan, where she photographed the dancer David Parsons cavorting on another eagle gargoyle. Noted Life photographer and picture editor John Loengard made a gripping photo of Leibovitz at the climax of her danger. (Loengard was photographing Leibovitz for The New York Times that day.)[21]
  • In 2007, major retrospective of Leibovitz's work was held at the Brooklyn Museum,[22] The retrospective was based on her book, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990–2005 and included many of her professional (celebrity) photographs as well as numerous personal photographs of her family, children, and partner Susan Sontag. This show, which was expanded to include three of the official portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, then went on the road for seven stops. It was on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from October 2007 to January 2008 and at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco from March 2008 to May 2008. In February 2009, the exhibition was moved to Berlin, Germany.[23][24] The show included 200 photographs.[25] At the exhibition, Leibovitz showed that she doesn't have two lives, career and personal, but has one wherein assignments and personal pictures are all part of her works. This exhibition and her talk focused on her personal photographs and life.[26]
  • In 2007, the BBC misrepresented Leibovitz's portrait shooting of Queen Elizabeth II, to take the Queen's official picture for her state visit to Virginia. This was filmed for the BBC documentary A Year with the Queen. A promotional trailer for the film showed the Queen reacting angrily to Leibovitz's suggestion ("less dressy") that she remove her tiara, then a scene of the Queen walking down a corridor, telling an aide "I'm not changing anything. I've had enough dressing like this, thank you very much."[27] The BBC later apologized and admitted that the sequence of events had been misrepresented, as the Queen was in fact walking to the sitting in the second scene.[28] This led to a BBC scandal and a shake-up of ethics training. However a 2015 London Times article published just ahead of the Queen's reign exceeding that of Queen Victoria contradicts this story. It stated that the Queen was both incredulous at being asked to remove her crown as "no-one tells her what to do" and insulted as the item was only a tiara.[29]
  • In 2007, The Walt Disney Company hired her to do a series of photographs with celebrities in various roles and scenes for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts "Year of a Million Dreams" campaign.[30][31]
  • On April 25, 2008, Entertainment Tonight reported that 15-year-old Miley Cyrus had posed topless for a photo shoot with Vanity Fair.[32][33] The photograph and subsequently released behind-the-scenes photographs show Cyrus topless, her bare back exposed but her front covered with a bedsheet. The photo was taken by Leibovitz.[34] The full photograph was published with an accompanying story on The New York Times' website on April 27, 2008. On April 29, 2008, The New York Times clarified: though the pictures left an impression that she was bare-breasted, Cyrus was wrapped in a bedsheet and was actually not topless.[35] Some parents expressed outrage at the nature of the photograph, which a Disney spokesperson described as "a situation [that] was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines".[35]
    In response to the Internet circulation of the photo and ensuing media attention, Cyrus released a statement of apology on April 27:

    I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.[35]

    Leibovitz also released a statement saying:

    I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted... The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful.[35][36]

  • In 2011, Leibovitz was nominated alongside Singaporean photographer Dominic Khoo and Wing Shya for Asia Pacific Photographer of the Year.[37][38]
  • In October 2011, Leibovitz had an exhibit in Moscow. In an interview with Rossiya 24, she explained her photography style.[39]
  • In 2014, Leibovtiz did a shoot of Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, and their daughter North West for an article in Vanity fair. [40]
  • In the same year, the New-York Historical Society mounted an exhibit of Leibovitz's work, based on her 2011 book, Pilgrimages.[41]
  • January 2016 to February 2017, WOMEN: New Portraits, commissioned by UBS and reflecting the changing roles of women, shown in 10 cities worldwide.[42]
  • In 2017, Leibovitz announced the release of an online photography class entitled "Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography".[43]
  • In January 2018, Leibovitz's cover photo for Vanity Fair was criticized online for image manipulation that appeared to show actress Reese Witherspoon with three legs.[44][45]
  • February-April, 2019: “Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970-1983: Archive Project No. 1” at Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Los Angeles[46]

Pirelli calendar

In 2015, Leibovitz was the principal photographer for the 2016 Pirelli calendar. Leibovitz took a drastic shift from the calendar traditional style by focusing on admirable women as opposed to sexuality. The calendar included Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, and Patti Smith. Leibovitz had previously worked on the 2000 calendar.[47]

Personal life


Leibovitz has three daughters. Her first one, Sarah Cameron Leibovitz was born in October 2001 when Leibovitz was 52 years old.[48] Her twin girls, Susan and Samuelle, were born to a surrogate mother in May 2005.[49]


Leibovitz had a close relationship with writer and essayist Susan Sontag from 1989 until Sontag's death in 2004. During Sontag's lifetime, neither woman publicly disclosed whether the relationship was a platonic friendship or romantic. Newsweek magazine in 2006 made reference to Leibovitz's decade-plus relationship with Sontag, stating, "The two first met in the late '80s, when Leibovitz photographed her for a book jacket. They never lived together, though they each had an apartment within view of the other's."[50] Leibovitz, when interviewed for her autobiography A Photographer's Life: 1990–2005, said the book told a number of stories, and "with Susan, it was a love story."[51] While The New York Times in 2009 referred to Sontag as Leibovitz's "companion",[52] Leibovitz wrote in A Photographer's Life that "words like 'companion' and 'partner' were not in our vocabulary. We were two people who helped each other through our lives. The closest word is still 'friend'."[53] That same year, Leibovitz said the descriptor "lover" was accurate.[54] She later reiterated, "Call us 'lovers'. I like 'lovers.' You know, 'lovers' sounds romantic. I mean, I want to be perfectly clear. I love Susan."[49]


When asked if being Jewish is important to her, Leibovitz replied, "I'm not a practicing Jew, but I feel very Jewish."[3]

Financial troubles

In February 2009, Leibovitz borrowed US$15.5 million, after having experienced financial challenges,[55] putting up several houses as well as the rights to all of her photographs as collateral.[56][57] The New York Times noted that "one of the world's most successful photographers essentially pawned every snap of the shutter she had made or will make until the loans are paid off,"[55] and that, despite a US$50 million archive, Leibovitz had a "long history of less than careful financial dealings" and "a recent series of personal issues" including the loss of her parents and the 2004 death of Sontag, as well as the addition of two children to her family, and controversial renovation of three Greenwich Village properties.[52]

The Greenwich Village properties, at 755–757 Greenwich Street, are part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, and thus the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission must review and approve any work done to the buildings. However, work initiated on the buildings in October 2002, without a permit, began a chain of destruction of those buildings and the neighbor's at 311 West 11th Street.[58] Due to pressure from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and other groups, the buildings were finally stabilized, though the preservation group criticized the eventual repairs as shoddy and historically insensitive.[59]

In July 2009, the Art Capital Group filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Leibovitz for US$24 million regarding repayment of these loans.[60] In a follow-up article dated September 5, 2009, an Associated Press story quoted legal experts as saying that filing for bankruptcy reorganization might offer Leibovitz her best chance to control and direct the disposition of her assets to satisfy debts.[61] On September 11, Art Capital Group withdrew its lawsuit against Leibovitz and extended the due date for repayment of the US$24 million loan. Under the agreement, Leibovitz retains control over her work and will be the "exclusive agent in the sale of her real property (land) and copyrights".[62]

In March 2010, Colony Capital concluded a new financing and marketing agreement with Leibovitz, paying off Art Capital and removing or reducing the risks to Leibovitz of losing her artistic and real estate.[63] The following month, Brunswick Capital Partners sued Leibovitz, claiming it was owed several hundred thousand dollars for helping her restructure her debt.[64] That December 2012, Leibovitz listed her West Village townhouse for sale at US$33 million, stating she wanted to move closer to her daughter.[65]

Noted photographs

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Leibovitz in front of her More Demi Moore Vanity Fair cover photo, 2008


  • 2018 Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design[103]
  • 2015 Paez Medal of Art from VAEA.[104]
  • 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication.[105]
  • The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 2009.[106]


  • Photographs
  • Photographs 1970–1990
  • "Dancers: Photographs by Annie Leibovitz"
  • "White Oak Dance Project: Photographs by Annie Leibovitz"
  • Olympic Portraits
  • Women
  • American Music
  • A Photographer's Life 1990–2005 (catalog for a traveling exhibit that debuted at the Brooklyn Museum in October 2006)
  • Annie Leibovitz: At Work
  • Pilgrimage
  • Annie Leibovitz (SUMO-sized book with 250 photographs with a supplementary book featuring essays by Annie Leibovitz, Graydon Carter, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Paul Roth)
  • Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016
  • Annie Leibovitz, ed. by Riitta Raatikainen, publisher Helsinki City Art Museum, 1999 ISBN 9789518965407

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Catholic Boy (1980) is the debut album by The Jim Carroll Band, led by Jim Carroll who is notable for publishing the 1978 memoir The Basketball Diaries, and poetry collections including Living at the Movies. It spawned two FM hits, "It's Too Late" and "People Who Died" (about friends of the singer who died before their time). The front cover photograph was taken by Annie Leibovitz.

Danny Clinch

Danny Clinch is a photographer and film director who was born in Toms River, New Jersey in 1964. He graduated from Toms River High School East in 1982 and after attending Ocean County College, he attended the New England School of Photography, a two-year institution located in Boston, MA.Clinch began his career as an intern for Annie Leibovitz, and went on to photograph the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tupac Shakur, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Nicole Atkins, and Björk. His "unobtrusive" style, according to his bio, is one of the features that Clinch's photographic subjects enjoy.Clinch's photographs have appeared in publications throughout the world, including Vanity Fair, Spin, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published three books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Still Moving, and, his most recent, Motor Drive.

In February 2016, Danny was featured on 60 minutes.

In 2003, Clinch founded the film company Three on the Tree Productions, based in New York City. He is also among the 43 noted photographers invited to donate a print to "FOCUS: an auction of the finest photography to benefit City Harvest...." The fund-raiser on September 18, 2008 supports City Harvest, a food collection bank in New York City. [1]Clinch directed a concert DVD documenting Pearl Jam's 2006 tour of Italy entitled Immagine in Cornice which was released in 2007. In 2013 he directed the video for the band's single Mind Your Manners. He also directed the DVD portion of Springsteen's Devils & Dust DVD box-set.

Demi's Birthday Suit

Demi's Birthday Suit, or The Suit, was a trompe-l'œil body painting by Joanne Gair photographed by Annie Leibovitz that was featured on the cover of the Vanity Fair August 1992 issue to commemorate and exploit the success of Leibovitz's More Demi Moore cover photo of Demi Moore one year earlier. As an example of modern body painting artwork, it raised the profile of Gair in pop culture as an artist in that genre.The work is considered to be groundbreaking by some, although there is controversy surrounding its originality. The converse of this image serves as the dust jacket art to Gair's second bodypainting book, Body Painting. The photo shoot also let Moore show off the results of her fitness regimen.

Disney Dream Portrait Series

Since 2007, Disney has been releasing a series of advertisements created by photographer, Annie Leibovitz and featuring celebrities in Disney fairy tale scenes to promote Disney Parks' "Year of a Million Dreams".

Douglas Brothers

Douglas Brothers is the photographic imprint of Andrew Douglas (10 August 1952) and Stuart Douglas (6 February 1962), British photographer/director siblings.

Gaili Schoen

Gaili Schoen (born Susan Gaili Schoen, in Venice, California) is an American film composer, orchestrator, and pianist. She is best known for her scores for the films Festival in Cannes starring Maximilian Schell, Anouk Aimée, Ron Silver, and Greta Scacchi, and Déjà Vu, starring Stephen Dillane and Vanessa Redgrave, both directed by Henry Jaglom. Her television work includes the score for the 2007 PBS documentary Annie Leibovitz: A Life Through A Lens which she composed with score producer James Newton Howard. Schoen composed a 52-piece orchestral score for the 2008 feature film Noble Things starring Michael Parks, Ryan Hurst, and country singer Lee Ann Womack, and scored the 2011 documentary The Ghost of War, about the RMS Queen Mary.

In 2012-2015 Schoen published a piano method book series called Upper Hands Piano: A Method for Adults 50+ to Spark the Mind, Heart and Soul. The books teach the art of playing the piano, while enhancing brain functioning.

Good Luck Chuck

Good Luck Chuck is a 2007 American romantic comedy film starring Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. In the film, women find their "one true love" after having sex with a dentist named Chuck (Cook). Chuck meets a girl named Cam (Alba) and tries to become her true love. The film opened in theaters on September 21, 2007, and was panned by critics. One of Good Luck Chuck's theatrical posters parodied the well-known Rolling Stone cover photographed by Annie Leibovitz featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono in similar poses.


Leibovitz is a surname, and may refer to:

Annie Leibovitz, a photographer

Dan Leibovitz, basketball coach

Liel Leibovitz, journalist

Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp., a 1998 US copyright fair use case

List of Vogue (US) cover models

This list of Vogue cover models/celebs 1950–present is a catalog of cover models who have appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.

List of Vogue Korea cover models

This list of Vogue Korea cover models is a catalog of cover models who have appeared on the cover of Vogue Korea, the Korean edition of Vogue magazine, starting with the magazine's first issue in August 1996.

List of Vogue Taiwan cover models

This list of Vogue Taiwan cover models is a catalog of cover models who have appeared on the cover of Vogue Taiwan, the Taiwanese edition of Vogue magazine, starting with the magazine's first issue in October 1996.

Lori Goldstein

Lori Goldstein is an American fashion stylist, editor, designer of LOGO by Lori Goldstein] for QVC, and author of 'Lori Goldstein: Style Is Instinct'. She has frequently collaborated with photographers Steven Meisel and Annie Leibovitz, creating well known ad campaigns and editorials. She was also the first agency-signed stylist, signing with Art + Commerce, now a division of IMG.

More Demi Moore

More Demi Moore or the August 1991 Vanity Fair cover was a controversial handbra nude photograph of the then seven-months pregnant Demi Moore taken by Annie Leibovitz for the August 1991 cover of Vanity Fair to accompany a cover story about Moore.

The cover has had a lasting societal impact. Since the cover was released, several celebrities have posed for photographs in advanced stages of pregnancy, although not necessarily as naked as Moore. This trend has made pregnancy photos fashionable and created a booming business. The photograph is one of the most highly regarded magazine covers of all time, and it is one of Leibovitz's best known works.The picture has been parodied several times, including for advertising Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994). This led to the 1998 Second Circuit fair use case Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp. In addition to being satirically parodied and popularizing pregnancy photographs, there was also backlash. Critics rated it grotesque and obscene, and it was also seriously considered when Internet decency standards were first being legislated and adjudicated. Others thought it was a powerful artistic statement.

In each of the subsequent two years, Moore made follow-up cover appearances on Vanity Fair, the first of which propelled Joanne Gair to prominence as a trompe-l'œil body painter.

Mystic Man

Mystic Man is the fourth studio album by Peter Tosh. All songs were composed by Peter Tosh. It was released in 1979 by Rolling Stones Records (his second album for the label), EMI, and Intel Diplo (in Jamaica).

The album's cover photo, by Annie Leibovitz, shows Tosh's head in profile, with his head cupped in his hands, as if in prayer. Sw. Anand Prahlad, in his book Reggae Wisdom, suggested that on this and previous album Bush Doctor, Tosh was seeking to portray himself in the role of "healer and prophet".The album peaked at number 17 in Germany, 25 in Austria, 27 in Sweden, 44 in the Netherlands, and at 123 on the Billboard 200.The album was reissued in 2002 with five bonus tracks.

Parsons Dance Company

Parsons Dance is a contemporary dance company founded by choreographer David Parsons. The company tours nationally and internationally, and includes an annual season in New York. Based in New York City, Parsons Dance was founded on July 17, 1985, by David Parsons and lighting designer Howell Binkley. Since its founding, Parsons Dance has toured to six continents. Parsons Dance is the only dance company in history to perform at all three Spoleto Festivals (Italy, Australia and the US) in a single season.Parsons Dance has been seen on PBS, Bravo, A&E and the Discovery Channel. Millions watched worldwide as Parsons Dance performed live in New York’s Times Square, as part of the internationally broadcast, 24-hour Millennium New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 1999.The company consists of nine full-time dancers. It maintains a repertory of more than 80 works, twenty of which feature commissioned original scores by composers and musicians including Dave Matthews, Michael Gordon, Milton Nascimento, John Mackey, and Phil Woods. Parsons Dance has collaborated with many other artists, including Julie Taymor, William Ivey Long, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Karan and Alex Katz.

Slow Dancer

Slow Dancer is the sixth album by Boz Scaggs, originally released by Columbia in 1974. It was produced by former Motowner Johnny Bristol of "Hang On In There Baby" fame. The album was released with a cover photo of Scaggs walking on the beach on the front and a head and shoulders shot lying on the beach. The photographs were taken by Annie Leibovitz.

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