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Annie Leibovitz

(b Westbury, Conn., 2 Oct. 1949) US photographer. She studied at San Francisco Art Institute and became a freelance professional photographer in 1970, working for the Rolling ...

Leibovitz, Annie

Leibovitz, Annie (1949–)   Reference library

Marcie Fehr

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature
Length:
124 words

..., Annie ( 1949– ) An American photographer , known for her celebrity portraiture and photojournalism with Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s. The Walt Disney Company hired Leibovitz in 2007 to produce celebrity portraits of characters from Disney fairy-tale films for their ongoing ‘Year of a Million Dreams’ campaign. Basically the fairy-tale characters are turned into fashion models for Disney and Vogue Magazine. A limited selection of these portraits include actor Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella ( 2007 ); Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as...

Sontag, Susan

Sontag, Susan (1933–2004)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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Current Version:
2010

...) and AIDS and its Metaphors ( 1988 ). Combining her interest in illness and photography, she wrote an affecting response to 9/11 and the march to war that followed entitled Regarding the Pain of Others ( 2003 ). In her final years, she lived with celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz , who chronicled her illness and even her death in pictures. She died in 2004 shortly after the massive Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than a quarter of a million people, effectively denying her the front-page farewell she might well have otherwise had, but also in...

Sontag, Susan

Sontag, Susan (1933–2004)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...) and AIDS and its Metaphors ( 1988 ). Combining her interest in illness and photography, she wrote an affecting response to 9/11 and the march to war that followed entitled Regarding the Pain of Others ( 2003 ). In her final years, she lived with celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz , who chronicled her illness and even her death in pictures. She died in 2004 shortly after the massive Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than a quarter of a million people, effectively denying her the front-page farewell she might well have otherwise had, but also in...

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