The changing of a photograph.
Annie Leibovitz, the celebrated portrait photographer, photographed John Lenon and Yoko Ono on the 8th of December 1980. The picture she took of them would grace the cover of the January issue of the Rolling Stones magazine, 1981. A stark-naked John Lenon, planting a more than casual kiss on a casually dressed Yoko Ono.
John Lenon was shot and killed a couple of hours after the photoshoot, that very day.
Annie Leibovitz, on more than one occasion has used this photograph as an example of how circumstances could change a picture. A loving kiss, becomes a kiss good bye. Events that happen after a photograph have been taken, make the picture something else. The photograph inherits a story …Read more>