by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, People.

You know you’ve got tremendous sway in the publishing industry when you can put together more than 20 different covers for a magazine featuring every major notable involved in helping countries in Africa.

Guest edited by U2 lead Bono, the July 2007 issue as photographed by Annie Leibovitz features cover shots of Bono, Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Djimon Hounsou, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Warren Buffett, Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Ali, Bill and Melinda Gates, Iman, Don Cheadle, Barack Obama, Madonna, Maya Angelou, Queen Rania of Jordan, President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The photos are really beautiful because they feature two people at a time with a focus on someone in the middle. The next photo shows that person who was in the spotlight then encouraging the next person and so forth and so forth. There’s a beautiful photo of Archbishop Desmond Tutu praying to George Bush. He’s then next seen holding Brad Pitt’s shoulders in encouragement. Pitt is then seen with his arm around actor Djimon Hounsou. You get the idea.

For more on this beautiful issue, check out the slideshow Vanity Fair has put together here. We look forward to finding out more on this incredible piece of journalism and commend Vanity Fair for bringing the issues even further into the spotlight.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Christine

    I agree! These covers are gorgeous and (hopefully) really exemplify what’s inside. I can’t wait to grab a copy

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    you forgot the link: http://www.vanityfair.com/