Biography Of Annie Leibovitz

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Aguayo 1 Kayla Aguayo Mr. Halloway Photo 1 Due April 24 2014 Annie Leibovitz Research Paper Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer, born in Connecticut into a large famiy of six. She began her photography career by studying at the San Franisco Art Institute and launched into the Rolling Stones magazine and aspired from there in the 1970’s. She met her partner a decade later, who passed away in 2004 and has 3 daughters. Annie Leibovitz (born Anna-Lou) was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on October 2 1949 to her father Samuel Leibovitz, a was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and her mother, Marilyn Edith, née Heit, a modern dance instructor of Estonian Jewish heritage. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Leibovitz) Because her father was part of the military, it forced her and her large family to move around constantly. “Years before it ever occurred to me that one could have a life as a photographer, I became accustomed to looking at life through a frame. The frame was the window of my family’s car as we traveled from one military base to another.” (Leibovitz 11) Annie attended Northwood High School and became interested in a variety of artistic accomplishments such as writing, music. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she enrolled as a painting major in 1967. For several years, she continued to develop her photography skills while working various jobs, including a stint on a kibbutz in Amir, Israel, for several months in 1969. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Leibovitz) Aguayo 2 (Fig. 1) San Francisco, CA “Golden Gate Bridge” 1977 After returning to the United States from numerous photography jobs in 1970, Leibovitz began working for Rolling Stone magazine as part of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...h to her first child at age 51 is an accomplishment of itself. Annie Lebovitz’s success in the photography world has seized the outside world’s attention for years to come. Aguayo 6 Works Cited Leibovitz, Annie. Annie Leibovitz at Work. Random House; First Edition edition (November 18, 2008) Print. Scott, Jannay. “From Annie Leibovitz: Life, and Death, Examined.” The New York Times Published October 6 2006 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/06/arts/design/06leib.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1398369682-yox3yY9eBgvGvoG92IUX2A McKinney, Cailtin. “Leibovitz and Sontag: picturing an ethics of queer domesticity.” Shift Journal Issue 3 2010 http://www.shiftjournal.org/archives/articles/2010/mckinney.pdf “Annie Leibovitz”. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Leibovitz#cite_note-27 McGuigan, Cathleen. “Through her Lens.” Newsweek (October 2, 2006). Print.

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