(1949 - )
Born Anna-Lou (Annie) Leibovitz is a Jewish American portrait photographer.
She was born in Westbury, Connecticut on October 1949,
she is most noted for her portraits of
rock and roll personalities, including many taken for Rolling Stone
and in current years for Vanity Fair. She was photographer of
celebrities for a remarkable international campaign for American Express
charge cards in the 1980s. Leibovitz was the long-term partner of Susan
Sontag until Sontag's death in 2004.
Some of her well-known photos include:
A nude John Lennon hugging a clothed Yoko Ono, taken in 1980 the morning
before Lennon's death.
A nude Demi Moore with a suit painted on her body.
Whoopi Goldberg lying in a bathtub full of milk, shot from above.
A fully-wrapped Christo, for which we have to take the artist's word
that it is actually Christo under the wrap.