Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (b. 1949, Waterbury, Connecticut) is an American portrait photographer. She is best known for her engaging portraits — particularly of celebrities — which often feature subjects in intimate settings and poses. She photographed John Lennon on the day he was murdered, and her work has been used on numerous album covers and magazines. She became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery in 1991.