The Artist Birthday Series

Annie Leibovitz

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep

Leibovitz photographed the Rolling Stones in San Francisco in 1971 and 1972, and served as the concert-tour photographer for the Rolling Stones’ Tour of the Americas ’75. Her favorite photo from the tour was a photo of Mick Jagger in an elevator.

Mick Jagger in an elevator.
Mick Jagger in an elevator.

In 1978 Leibovitz became the first woman to photograph Joan Armatrading for an album. She did the photography for Armatrading’s fifth studio album To the Limit, spending four days at her house capturing the images. Leibovitz also did the photography for Armatrading’s live album, Steppin’ Out.

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