As part of a global tour involving 10 cities, the Annie Leibovitz exhibition ‘Women: New Portraits’ has made its way to Singapore. A continuation of a book project that was started in 1999 by Leibovitz and American writer Susan Sontag, the exhibition is a celebration of womenhood and is a reflection of the ever-changing roles of women today.
The new portraits feature women of outstanding achievement from all across the world. Some of the most noted personalities include Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai, Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi, Primatologist Jane Goodall, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, and Singer-Songwriter Adele.
In addition to the new portraits, the exhibition also includes work from the original ‘Women’ series and other unpublished photographs, and it remains her most enduringly popular series of photographs yet.
“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph” – Annie Leibovitz
‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ by Annie Leibovitz is held at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, 30 Keppel Road S (089059), from 29 April to 22 May. Admission is free.