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Annie Leibovitz Focuses on Obama

By Joanna Miller in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 27, 2006 7:57PM

2006_06_27obama.jpgIt’s official. Barack Obama is a rock star. The senator has already won a Grammy, but he’ll soon have something possibly even more coveted – a portrait by Annie Leibovitz.

Leibovitz will photograph Obama for a Men’s Vogue piece due out in October, about the same time his new book, “The Audacity of Hope,” will hit shelves.

If you don’t recognize Leibovitz’s name, and we’re not sure how you couldn’t, you’ve probably seen her celebrity photographs in Rolling Stone and other magazines. Most famously, she photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the day Lennon was shot and killed.

Leibovitz told Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet that she’s been following Obama around for a couple of days as she prepares for the photo shoot, and that she hopes to photograph him at his writing desk. OK, just so long as he keeps his clothes on. Sure, he’s awesome and good looking, but that would just be weird.

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