Photo by Annie Leibovitz, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Linda Dowdell, White Oak Dance, 1990

Annie Leibovitz

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Linda Dowdell, White Oak Dance, 1990

Gelatin silver print

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

Annie Leibovitz is one of the world’s most famous portrait photographers. She was born in America in 1949. Her star pictures of celebrities first appeared in the 1970’s in Rolling Stone, where she rapidly became the magazine's chief photographer. She created the visual brilliance of Vanity Fair in the 1980’s. In 2007 she also portrayed the British royal family, being official portrait photographer for Queen Elizabeth II. Her iconic images include famous artists, as in her portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and of the then pregnant actress Demi Moore. From the 1990’s to today, her works have been the subject of exhibitions in art galleries and museums world-wide.