An American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz is the native of Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. She came into this world on 2nd October of the year 1949 which has now made her at the age of 66. Although she is known by the name Annie Leibovitz, as a child, she was named as Anna-Lou Leibovitz. She was born as the third child among the six children to her parents. She is the daughter of Marilyn Edith and Samuel Leibovitz. Her father was a lieutenant colonel in US Air Force whereas her mother was a modern dance instructor of the Estonian Jewish heritage. Annie’s family moved frequently with the duty assignments of her father.
Annie went to get her education from the Northwood High School where she became interested in various of the artistic endeavors. She then started to write as well as play the music. Later, she joined the San Francisco Art Institute from where she studied painting. For several of the year, she continued developing her photography skills while holding several of the jobs including stint on a kibbutz in Amir, Isreal for several months in the year 1969. The next year, she returned to US and began her career as the staff photographer working for the Rolling Stone Magazine. She was named as the Chief Photographer Rolling Stonein 1973 by the publisher of Jann Wenner. She then worked for the magazine till 1983.
While her tenure at the Rolling Stone, she became more aware of other magazines as well as she also learned that she could work for the magazines and still create personal work which for her was most important. In addition to that, she was also awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship in recognition of sustained, significant contribution to art of photography in the year 2009. She was influenced by the photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Grank during her time at San Francisco Art Institute.
Moving on to her personal life biography, Annie had a close relationship with the writer as well as essayist Susan Sontag from 1989 till the death of Sontag. She is the proud mother of her three children. Her daughter named as Sarah Cameron Leibovitz was born in October of 2001 when Annie was 52 years old. Her other twin girls named as Susan and Samuelle were born to surrogate mother in May of 2005. Despite she was raised up in Jewish home, she no longer practices Judaism. When she was asked whether being Jewish was important to her, she replied that she is not practicing Jew but she feel very Jewish.
Prior to that, she also became first woman in the year 1978 who photographed Joan Armatrading for an album. She did that photography for the fifth studio album of Armatrading titled as To the Limit. She spent her four days at her house capturing the images. She was also hired by The Walt Disney Company in 2007. Besides that, more news about her portfolio as well as her books, can also be obtained from various sited and she can also be connected in Twitter and Instagram.