Celebrity Photography

“My idea of a good picture,” Andy Warhol once said, “is one of a famous person doing something unfamous.” Since the late 19th century, photographers have been drawn to celebrities, shaping and challenging their public personas with magazine covers, advertising campaigns, promotional headshots, and more. Instantly recognizable, the most iconic photographs of celebrities can rise to become part of our cultural legacy, such as Annie Leibovitz’s Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon embracing Yoko Ono, Sam Shaw’s snapshot of Marilyn Monroe in a wind-blown white dress, and Awol Erizku’s Venus-inspired portrait of a pregnant Beyoncé. Below, discover a wide variety of celebrity photographs to collect, including standout images of Muhammad Ali, Kate …

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