November 10, 2009 § Leave a comment
Fashion influential extraordinaire.
Annie Leibovitz was the third of six children in an Air Force family. She started taking pictures when her family was stationed in the Phillipines during the Vietnam War, and went on to develop her skills at a kibbutz in Israel. When she returned to the United States in 1970, she worked for the burgeoning Rolling Stone, becoming their head photographer three years later.
At Rolling Stone, Leibovitz took many of the intimate portraits that have come to define her career. “If I didn’t have my camera to remind me constantly “I am here to do this” then I would eventually have slipped away, I think. I would eventually have forgotten my reason to exist.” – Annie Leibovitz
Leibovitz is not a fashion photographer, but her thought-provoking work has definitely influenced the fashion world. She is after all, the woman who captured a fully pregnant, nude Demi Moore for the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991, sparking both intense controversy and a string of limitations.