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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

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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60 words

...Leibovitz, Annie ( 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 Stones and for Vanity Fair , among others. She has created highly personalized images of many dancers and choreographers including Mark Morris , Mikhail Baryshnikov, Merce Cunningham, and Bill T. Jones...

Leibovitz, Annie

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The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
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Art & Architecture
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115 words

..., Annie ( b. 1949 ), American photographer . In the early 1970s, while studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, she began working for Rolling Stone , becoming chief photographer in 1973 and winning fame with tour coverage of bands like the Rolling Stones ( 1975 ). In 1983 she joined Vanity Fair , specializing in stylish, meticulously planned celebrity portraits. A cover picture of the actress Demi Moore, nude and pregnant ( 1991 ), was sensational. Iconic , however, had been her portrait of Yoko Ono and John Lennon shortly before...

Leibovitz, Annie

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
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Art & Architecture
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1,608 words

...First Fifty Years—Portraits by Annie Leibovitz (New York, 1989) Photographs: Annie Leibovitz (New York, 1991) Dancers (Washington, 1992) Olympic Portraits (Boston, 1996) American Music (New York, 2003) Bibliography M. Harris : Aperture: On Location—Studio Visits with Annie Leibovitz, Lorna Simpson, Susan Meiselas, Cindy Sherman, Adam Fuss, Joel-Peter Witkin, Jon Goodman (New York, 1993) Annie Leibovitz : Women (exh. cat., text by S. Sontag , Miami, FL, A. Mus., and elsewhere, 2001–2) J. Scott : “From Annie Leibovitz: Life, and Death, Examined,” NY...

Leibovitz, Annie

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Marcie Fehr

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature
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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...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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39 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz  

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(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 Stones and for Vanity ...
Der Stern

Der Stern  

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German news magazine, founded in Hamburg in 1948, and one of the leading examples of its kind in post‐war Europe. Its motto, ‘Capture the moment’, reflected a journalistic philosophy similar ...
staged photography

staged photography  

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Involves a performance enacted before the camera, akin to the arrested dramas of tableaux vivants and poses plastiques. It embraces studio portraiture and other more or less elaborate, peopled ...
celebrity photography

celebrity photography  

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The idea of using photography to disseminate images of famous men and women is as old as the medium itself. From the rise of the daguerreotype in the 1840s, astute ...
fashion photography

fashion photography  

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Fashion photography is an insidious profession. In art, it is what sex‐appeal is to love. Artifice can be a dangerous thing; when misapplied, the results are vulgar and tawdry. Its ...
performing arts and photography

performing arts and photography  

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For obvious technical reasons, photography of dramatic, dance, or musical performances was impossible during the medium's early history. But demand for photography of performers, along with those of ...
Stern, Der

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Tim Troy

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
102 words

...interest in high fashion and celebrity culture positioned it somewhere between Vogue and the grittier tabloids. Stern's Portfolio Library series has featured the work of fashion photographers like Horst P. Horst and Peter Lindbergh , portraitists Peggy Sirota and Annie Leibovitz , and photojournalists from Peter Beard to Henri Cartier‐Bresson . TT Tim Troy 50 Jahre Stern: Die Besten Fotos ...

Sontag, Susan

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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...

Dangin, Pascal

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Robin Lenman

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
254 words

...talent, and the importance of self-presentation in contemporary culture, above all in fashion, advertising, and celebrity portraiture, have created huge demand for his services, and his post-production company Box Studio thrives. He has collaborated with the photographers Annie *Leibovitz , Steven *Meisel and Philip-Lorca *DiCorcia , among others. His work has sometimes been controversial, and it is tempting to make him a portentous symbol of media deception and unreality. However, the role of master-retoucher is hardly new, and Dangin himself is modest...

Sontag, Susan

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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...

performing arts and photography

performing arts and photography   Reference library

Robin Lenman

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,069 words

...for example, continued to prefer the studio to the stage. Perhaps the most challenging new development since the 1950s was the rise of rock music, offering both performance and documentary opportunities. Its practitioners were soon legion. But a legend of its kind was Annie Leibovitz 's 1975 tour with the Rolling Stones, a journey of discovery that not only produced unrivalled concert images but a visual chronicle of life on the road, the fans, and the whole scene. RL Robin Lenman Morgan, B. , Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs (1941)....

women and photography

women and photography   Reference library

Liz Wells

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,794 words

...of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (2001). Griffith, B. (ed.) Ambassadors of Progress. American Women Photographers in Paris, 1900-01 (2001). Schirmer, L. (ed.) Women Seeing Women. A Pictorial History of Women's Photography from Julia Margaret Cameron to Annie Leibovitz (2002). Wells, L. (ed.), Photography: A Critical Introduction (3rd edn.,...

celebrity photography

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Quentin Bajac

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,652 words

...ultimate vehicle of ‘fame for everyone’ would be the Internet , the webcam, and the ‘live’ website.) Also from the 1970s, following the example of a few great post‐war portraitists such as Arnold Newman , Irving Penn , and Richard Avedon , some photographers, including Annie Leibovitz and Herb Ritts , set out to make star and celebrity portraiture the heart of their business, and adopted a range of approaches, from glamour to simplicity and directness. On another tack, finally, artists like Cindy Sherman and Yasumasa Morimura appropriated the visual...

fashion photography

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Zoë Whitley

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,756 words

...iconic pictures as Avedon's Dovima in an Evening Dress by Dior with Elephants of the Cirque d'Hiver ( 1959 ) and Penn's 1947 Vogue cover of the twelve most photographed models. This latter image would later influence cover layouts of magazines like Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz , as well as signalling the beginning of the late 20th‐century cult of the supermodel. From the late 1950s, many fashion magazines broadened their editorial scope. Queen , for example, began publishing photojournalism and documentary work. A degree of social realism...

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