Annie Leibovitz

Vaccine Heroes

About The Art

In an historic portrait, Annie Leibovitz captured the people linked to the development of several life-saving vaccines. The portrait subjects from left to right on the top row are: Dr. Stanley Plotkin, developer of the rubella vaccine; Deborah Sabin whose father, Dr. Albert Sabin, developed the oral polio vaccine; Dr. Ruth Bishop led a team that isolated rotavirus and helped to discover the vaccine; Dr. Kim Lee Sim and Dr. Stephen Hoffman are working on a new malaria vaccine; Dr. Peter Salk whose father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed the inactivated polio vaccine; and Dr. Marc Laforce is founding director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project. From left to right on the bottom row the subjects are: Dr. Xiao Yi-Sun whose late husband, Dr. Jian Zhou, co-developed the human papillomavirus vaccine with Dr. Ian Frazer; Dr. Peter Paradiso has worked on multiple vaccines, particularly for pneumococcal disease; and Jeryl Hilleman whose father, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, developed or perfected more than thirty vaccines, including eight used in vaccine programs around the world today.

Annie Leibovitz

American photographer Annie Leibovitz’s distinguished body of work encompasses some of the most well-known portraits of our time. She has photographed leading figures in entertainment, the arts, politics, business, sports and fashion for major publications including Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, advertising campaigns and arts organizations. Her work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries all over the world. Several collections of her photographs have been published. Annie has received numerous honors and has been named a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress. Read more about Annie Leibovitz here.

Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz

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