Annie Leibovitz’s New Portrait Series Celebrates 100 Iconic Women

Annie Leibovtiz’s stunning exhibition "WOMEN" is coming to London as part of a grand world tour. The portrait series is a continually growing project that began 15 years ago as a collaboration with the author Susan Sontag who died in 2004. The photographer has stated that she would like the new images in the collection to reflect the changes in the roles of women in modern society.

Annie Leibovitz - WOMEN_Cate Blanchett

A couple years ago, I was fortunate enough to experience a right time, right place kind of moment when I was visiting friends in Singapore and we decided to go to the Annie Leibovitz exhibition, ‘A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE 1990-2005’. I don’t know about you but I like to go to galleries and exhibitions and immerse myself in the creations. Sometimes I find a connection, sometimes I don’t, but when I do, I just want to stand in front of that piece for as long as I can.

It’s rare for me to truly connect with an art piece but I felt like that particular photography exhibition by the one and only Annie Leibovitz was definitely a special one. We weren’t allowed to take any photos but I sneaked a couple in. Sue me.

Annie Leibovitz - WOMEN_Misty Copeland

“WOMEN: New Portraits” is a continuation of a project that Annie Leibovitz began over fifteen years ago. The new portraits reflect the changes in the roles of women today and feature women of outstanding achievement including artists, musicians, CEOs, politicians, writers and philanthropists.

Starting January 16, 2016, Annie Leibovitz’s new photographs, which have been commissioned by UBS, will be shown in 10 cities over the next 12 months. The tour starts in London in January 2016. Host cities will include Tokyo, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York and Zurich.

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Unfortunately no cities in Australia or New Zealand have been included. Sad face.
But there’s definitely time to start thinking about some travel plans if you’re keen.

The exhibition is currently on show in London so to my London friends and fans, I urge you to check out her work.

Exhibition opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Address:
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station,
Wapping Wall,
London E1W 3SL

Annie Leibovitz - WOMEN_Taylor Swift