WOMEN: NEW PORTRAITS is a continuation of Leibovitz’s most enduring and well known photography series, ‘WOMEN’, originally published in 1999. The initial project was a collaboration between Leibovitz and the writer Susan Sontag who referred to this body of images as “a work in progress”. In line with Sontag’s idea, the exhibition evolved over the course of the tour as Leibovitz photographed women in each of the host cities, sublimating portraits into the exhibition. Additionally, a series of public talks hosted by Leibovitz, Gloria Steinem, Amy Richards, and others, highlighted important global and local women’s rights issues. Topics included women in leadership, women in media, violence against women, women in business, women, work and economic independence, and women and social justice.
Commissioned by UBS
Produced by Matthew Shattuck