What do Gloria Steinem, Amy Schumer, Caityln Jenner, and Venus and Serena Williams all have in common? In addition to being strong, powerful, beautiful women, they've also all been photographed by Annie Leibovitz for WOMEN: New Portraits, a portrait exhibit opening January 16 in London.
Commissioned by Swiss financial company UBS, the collection will soon travel to Tokyo, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York, and Zurich. With the intention of reflecting the changing role of women today, the photographs are the continuation of a project Leibovitz began over 15 years ago, in collaboration with Susan Sontag. Titled WOMEN, the original photographs were published as a book in 1999, featuring women as varied as famous model Jerry Hall to an unknown school teacher ($9; amazon.com). A selection of old portraits will be shown alongside the new ones, as well as other photographs taken since the completion of the second iteration of the project.
"It is extraordinary to do this work for UBS on a subject that I really care about," Leibovitz, shown above with daughters Sarah, Susan and Samuelle in a photograph from the exhibit, said in a release. "It is such a big undertaking and a broad subject, it is like going out and photographing the ocean."
Watch the behind the scenes video of Leibovitz's shoot with her daughters, as well as ballerina Misty Copeland, and visit UBS.com for details on when the exhibition will come to a city near you.