Troubled photographer Annie Leibovitz was behind the first official family portrait to be released by President Barack Obama.

Leibovitz captured the image on 1 September in the Green Room of the White House.

The news comes just weeks after Amateur Photographer revealed that Leibovitz is set to receive the Centenary Medal, along with an Honorary Fellowship, at the upcoming Royal Photographic Society Awards.

Leibovitz hit the headlines earlier this year when it emerged that she risked losing the rights to her lifetime’s work.

Leibovitz had reportedly borrowed around £15m from New York firm, Art Capital, using the rights to her photographic archive and the value of her properties as collateral.

She avoided losing copyright in her images after being given more time to pay off the loan.


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Picture credit: Annie Leibovitz/White House