Annie Leibovitz’s New Portrait Series Celebrates 22 Iconic Women

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This week, renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz debuted a brand new exhibition titled "Women: New Portraits." Launched at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in London and sponsored by UBS, the series features 22 noteworthy women, including Queen Elizabeth, Michelle Obama, Jane Goodall, Adele, Lupita Nyong'o, and Misty Copeland. Her powerful portraits continue to capture the essence of womanhood, serving as a reminder that women deserve to be celebrated and admired. In 1999, Leibovitz and writer Susan Sontag published the photo-essay book Women. Since then, Leibovitz has updated the collection with important women from new generations—we're certain that these icons will make the next round.

All 22 subjects from this series are currently on display at the installation, which is free to view for all. Leibovitz will be embarking on a 10-city tour, during which she intends to add additional works. At the unveiling, Leibovitz exclaimed that her portrait series is a lifelong work in progress—“It’s a project which will probably never be done!”

Take a look at some exclusive photos from the interior of the exhibition in the gallery, above.

Photo by Stephen White (London), courtesy of UBS.

"WOMEN: New Portraits," a global tour of new photographs by Annie Leibovitz, launches in London. Commissioned by UBS, the exhibition opens to the public on January 16th at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, kicking off a 10-city worldwide tour. Access to the exhibition will be free.