Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz is a noted American portrait photographer whose style is marked by a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject.
In 1970, she became involved with ?Rolling Stone? magazine, which had just launched a short time before. In 1973, publisher Jann Wenner named Leibovitz chief photographer of the magazine, and she remained with the magazine until 1983.
Since 1983, Leibovitz has worked as a featured portrait photographer for ?Vanity Fair?. In 1991, Leibovitz mounted an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.
Iconic Leibovitz photos include John Lennon, nude, hugging a clothed Yoko Ono, taken in 1980 the morning before Lennon’s death, Demi Moore, nude with a suit painted on her body,and Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, as The Blues Brothers, with their faces painted blue.