Annie Leibovitz and Oprah

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Annie can get Hollywood's biggest stars to do almost anything she asks during a photo shoot. She got comedian Chris Rock to do a shoot in minstrel white-face, and she even convinced Whoopi Goldberg to pose in a bathtub full of milk.

One of her most famous photographs captures a haunting moment in history. Annie photographed musician John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, just hours before he was murdered on December 8, 1980. In the photo, John poses nude next to Yoko and kisses her on the cheek.

Oprah believes that another photograph Annie took has changed the way women view their pregnancies. The photo captures a very pregnant Demi Moore posing nude for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. "I don't think [Demi and I] really knew what we had done when we did it," Annie says. "I mean, the picture came out of nowhere."

In the book, A Photographer's Life Annie shares a collection of intimate photographs, featuring celebrities, herself and the people she loves most.
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FROM: Dream Jobs: Behind the Scenes with Oprah at Work
Published on November 16, 2006

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