Presentation on theme: "1947-. 1947-- Born in Westport, Connecticut on October 2nd 1969-- Lived on a kibbutz in Israel, took part in an archeological dig at King Solomon's temple."— Presentation transcript:
1947-- Born in Westport, Connecticut on October 2nd 1969-- Lived on a kibbutz in Israel, took part in an archeological dig at King Solomon's temple 1970-- Began shooting for Rolling Stone magazine. Her first assignment was Grace Slick 1971-- Received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute 1973-- Became chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine 1975-- Commissioned by the Rolling Stones to document their world tour 1983-- Became first contributing photographer for Vanity Fair magazine First solo exhibition shown First book, "Annie Leibovitz: Photographs," is published
1984-- Named "Photographer of the Year" by the American Society of Magazine Photographers 1985-- Commissioned as the official portrait photographer for the World Cup Games in Mexico 1987-- Created the popular "portraits" campaign for American Express, for which she won the Clio Award and the Campaign of the Decade Award from Advertising Age magazine Received the American Society of Magazine Photographers "Innovation in Photography" award 1990-- Founded the Annie Leibovitz Studio in New York City Received the Infinity Award for applied photography from the International Center for Photography Documented the creation of the White Oak Dance Project for Mikhail Baryshnikov
Annie Leibovitz is perhaps the most famous living portrait photographer. Her shots of celebrities, including musicians, politicians and athletes, have celebrated worldwide. Leibovitz strives to incorporate the public persona of her subject or sitter into each of her photos. Rather than static headshots, Leibovitz often uses her subject's entire body, most often while in motion, to dispel any artificial qualities. Leibovitz has photographed for magazines as well as prestigious advertisers, such as Gap and American Express. She is one of only two living photographers to have had an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.