Annie Leibovitz to Photograph Kim Kardashian and the Williams Sisters

As she continues her ongoing “Women” series of images, Annie Leibovitz is next arranging to shoot Kim Kardashian as well as Serena and Venus Williams, the celebrated photographer stated right now at a press conference. The series is a continuation of a undertaking that she 1st stated in 1999 with author and spouse Susan Sontag. Back then, Leibovitz had at first been reluctant to work on the venture, which was Sontag’s thought, recalling that she considered the topic was as well large, “like going out to sea.”

Her subjects came from all walks of daily life, from a homeless girl and coal miner to the First Lady (Hillary Clinton). Back then, she recalls, “what we discovered out was that we (females) are so varied, and so challenging, and there are so a lot of seems to us, way beyond what we see in magazines. For some reason or other it was a big shock, and it must not have been that.” “The massive difference today is I truly feel a sense of confidence, and ladies have a greater sense of who they are. I have much less to do with a photograph. They are presenting themselves in a extremely, extremely robust way,” she additional. Some of the current portraits have included individuals of Facebook’s chief working officer Sheryl Sandberg, transgender icon Caitlyn Jenner, and the young, Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai. Asked if there was one lady she really would like to photograph for the series, Leibovitz said it’s Angela Merkel, but was told the German Chancellor was “too active.” The American photographer was in Singapore to unveil the touring exhibition, “Women: New Portraits,” which is presented by UBS. Leibovitz commenced her job in the ’70s as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone magazine, and truly established her profession with her shoots for Vogue and Vanity Honest. But looking at the numerous celebrities’ portraits at the exhibition, the 66-yr-outdated photographer stated her interest was by no means in celebrity, but “what they do, and that carries by means of in my photographs.” The traveling exhibition consists of operates from the original series, recent performs for Vogue, and operates for the Pirelli Calendar (click on the slideshow to see these). Leibovitz has also been shooting some new portraits for the exhibition and these will be incorporated in the UBS Art Collection. The 1st was a self-portrait of the artist with her daughters Sarah, Susan, and Samuelle in Rhinebeck, New York.

Other portraits have integrated ballerina Misty Copeland, woman’s proper activist and journalist Gloria Steinem and movie director Laura Poitras. “Females: New Portraits” began in London before moving on to Tokyo and San Francisco. After Singapore, it will go to Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York, and Zurich. The exhibition runs at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station until finally Might 29. Admission is totally free.