I was debating today whether I ought to keep famed magazine photographer Annie Leibovitz as the opening vignette for the magazine chapter of my media literacy book Living in a Media World.
sOn the one hand, I think that the Leibovitz profile one of the few vignettes that survives (in very different from) from the first edition of the book. Which makes me ask: Is this still the person I want to epitomize the magazine industry?
So I started researching Leibovitz to see whether she was still a significant force in photography, and here’s what I found:
- A Leibovitz photo of a model dressed as Snow White (but not the Disneyland kind) inspired the development of the 2012 movie Mirror, Mirror.
- Leibovitz recently spoke with London’s Daily Mail about why she didn’t think her nude Demi Moore Vanity Fair cover from more than 20 years ago was a very good portrait.
- She has a new Vanity Fair cover featuring George Clooney, Matt Damon and DAniel Craig together.
- She has a new landscape photography show at the Smithsonian.
- A man in Coral Gables, Florida had a copy of Ms. magazine delivered to his house 36 years after it had been mailed back in February of 1976. Featured on the cover? A photo by Annie Leibovitz of actress Glenda Jackson.
- A collection of several notable Leibovitz covers from a blog post at the LA Times.