Meike Nixdorf | ArtistShin Noguchi PhotographyEVERYTHING YOU LOVE TO HATE™Annie LiebovitzBorn in 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute intent on studying painting. It was not until she traveled to Japan with her mother the summer after her sophomore year that she discovered her interest in taking photographs. When she returned to San Francisco that fall, she began taking night classes in photography. Time spent on a kibbutz in Israel allowed her to hone her skills further. In 1970 Leibovitz approached Jann Wenner, founding editor of Rolling Stone, which he’d recently launched and was operating out of San Francisco. When the magazine began printing in color in 1974, Leibovitz followed suit. In 1980 Rolling Stone sent Leibovitz to photograph John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who had recently released their album “Double Fantasy.” Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, the photographer’s first book, was published in 1983.
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