7. John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Annie Leibovitz, 1980
The photographer told Rolling Stone about the photo she took five hours before Lennon was shot: "What is interesting is she said she'd take her top off and I said, 'Leave everything on,’ not really preconceiving the picture at all. Then he curled up next to her and it was very, very strong. You couldn't help but feel that he was cold and he looked like he was clinging on to her. I think it was amazing to look at the first Polaroid and they were both very excited. John said, 'You've captured our relationship exactly. Promise me it'll be on the cover.' I looked him in the eye and we shook on it." It was the last professional photograph of Lennon.