Annie Leibovitz’s “Women: New Portraits”
Annie Leibovitz is the most famous American portrait photographer and has been making powerful images documenting popular culture since the early 1970s, when she worked as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone and photographed John Lennon on the day he was assassinated. In 1999 she published series of photographs ‘WOMEN’. Now, Annie Leibovitz returns to her most personal project with new subjects. The new exhibition ‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ reflects the changes in the roles of women today. She shot portraits of female leaders at work: Serena and Venus Williams, Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Warren, Shonda Rhimes on set, Jane Goodall, Misty Copeland on pointe, Malala Yousafzai, Adele at her piano, Katie Ledecky in the pool, and Lena Dunham, among others.
New exhibition in New York has found itself an unlikely home. The exhibit is open in the former Manhattan women’s prison, the Bayview Correctional Facility, which closed after Hurricane Sandy. After the exhibition, the building will go under restoration and transformation into the Women’s Building, which will reopen as a center for women’s groups and services in 2020.
Exhibition is free and it’s open till December 11th. More info here