ANNIE LEIBOVITZ Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Annie Leibovitz                                                           
Born: 2 October 1949 Waterbury, Connecticut, United States                       
Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (born October 2, 1949) is an                         
American portrait photographer whose style is marked by a close collaboration   
between the photographer and the subject.                                       
Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Leibovitz was one of six children and a military 
brat; her father was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and the 
family moved frequently when she was young. Leibovitz's mother was a modern     
dance instructor.                                                               
In high school, she became interested in various artistic endeavors, and began   
to write and play music. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute. She       
became interested in photography after taking pictures on a trip to visit her   
family in Japan. For several years, she continued to develop her photography     
skills while she worked various jobs, including a stint on a kibbutz in Israel   
for several months in 1969.