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Annie Liebowitz is a world famous photograph known mostly for her magazine photographs of celebrities. Although trained as a painter at the San Francisco Art Institute, she went to work for Rolling Stone as a photographer in 1970. It was while working for them that she took her photograph of a naked John Lennon wrapped around the clothed Yoko Ono, the day before his death, in 1981.
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Since 1983, she's been working for Vanity Fair. It was for them that she took another very famous photo, of a very pregnant naked Demi Moore. Today she works for Conde Nast.

This book does cover her professional life. But it's much much more. It's about her life with her family, too. In it, in words and pictures, Liebowitz reveals the importance of both her parents and her siblings and their children. She also writes and shares many photographs of her own children and her companion of some fifteen years, writer Susan Sontag.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   artist Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   lesbianism Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More than 15 in color How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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