Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz was hired to shoot the 2009 Lavazza calendar which has been unveiled today. Copies of the ?limited-edition? calendar will be given away as competition prizes in a future issue of Amateur Photographer (AP).

Leibovitz was commissioned to create six images exploring ?the Italian espresso experience? and to reflect Italy?s ?influence on art, cinema, history and culture?.

Leibovitz said: ?The Lavazza calendar has a rich and varied tradition and is an ideal opportunity to use your imagination. The creative concept I wanted to express is clearly evident in the production process and in the various paths which have all led to the creation of these iconic images.?

The limited-edition calendar is not available in the shops. But Lavazza is giving 10 away to AP readers. For details of how you can win one look out for upcoming issues of AP, in shops every Tuesday.

Picture credit: Lavazza 2009 Calendar shot by Annie Leibovitz

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