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ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”

Annie Leibovitz nació en Connecticut, Estados Unidos, en 1949 y comenzó a fotografiar para la revista Rolling Stone en 1969 mientras todavía estudiaba en el San Francisco Art Institute. Famosa por su icónicas imágenes de famosos, como John Lennon y Yoko Ono, Arnold Schwarzenegger y Hillary Clinton, en 1983 se convierte en la fotógrafa jefe de Vanity Fair. Trabaja también como colaboradora habitual de Vogue, ha ganado numerosos premios y sus exposiciones han dado la vuelta al mundo.

Es autora de numerosos libros, como Women (1999), con un ensayo de Susan Sontag, American Music (2003), con textos de Patti Smith y Roseanne Cash, o A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005 (2006). Además de su reconocido trabajo como retratista, Annie también ha documentado a mujeres maltratadas o los conflictos de Sarajevo, Bosnia y Rwanda.

En 2005 American Photo la nombra la fotógrafa más influyente en la actualidad.

Es miembro fundador de Contact Press Images, a la que pertenece desde 1977. En la actualidad vive en Nueva York, Estados Unidos.

Annie Leibovitz was born in 1949 in Connecticut, USA and began photographing for Rolling Stone magazine in 1969 while still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. Famed for her iconic images of celebrities, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Hillary Clinton, in 1983 she became chief photographer for Vanity Fair. A regular contributor to Vogue as well, she is the winner of numerous awards and her exhibitions have toured the world many times over.

She is the author of several landmark books, including Women (1999), with an essay by Susan Sontag, American Music with texts by Patti Smith and Roseanne Cash (2003), and 2006’s A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005 (all Random House). In addition to her world-renown portraiture, she has also documented battered women, and conflict in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Rwanda.

In 2005 American Photo named her the single most influential photographer at work today.

She has been associated with Contact Press Images since 1977. She is based in New York City, USA.

Books

Photographs
Photographs 1970–1990
“Dancers: Photographs by Annie Leibovitz”
“White Oak Dance Project: Photographs by Annie Leibovitz”
Olympic Portraits
Women
American Music
A Photographer’s Life 1990–2005 (catalog for a travelling exhibit that debuted at the Brooklyn Museum in October 2006)
Annie Leibovitz: At Work


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La web de Annie en Contact Press Images
La web de Annie en Facebook

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