Annie Leibovitz was born on 2nd October 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Her career began as a student in 1970 when she worked as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone magazine. Her work includes some of the greatest and most famous portraits of our time.
In 1973 Leibovitz became the chief photographer of the Rolling Stone and stayed there for ten years, photographing more than 242 cover pictures and publishing numerous articles. At the beginning of the 80s she switched to Vanity Fair and, as well as becoming a fashion photographer, focused on numerous portraits of celebrities, actors, directors, authors, writers, musicians, athletes, politicians and entrepreneurs, as she later did for Vogue.
Leibovitz is well known for her carefully composed photographs as well as for her celebrated portraits. She possesses the ability to capture the unique personality and convey special, hidden qualities of her sitters, even when they are naked like John Lennon or the pregnant Demi Moore. Her photographs not only capture moments, people and trends in time, but have also become iconic pieces of art in their own right.
Important museums and galleries such as the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C., the International Center of Photography, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Stedeijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, have showcased Leibovitz’s work.
Bernheimer Fine Art Photography represents Leibovitz in Germany and successfully exhibits her work at Frieze Masters and the Paris Photo.