An international tour of newly commissioned photographs by worldrenowned photographer Annie Leibovitz focusing on portraits of women has been announced. Launching in London in January 2016, the exhibition will travel to 10 global cities in 12 months.
Host cities will include Tokyo, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York, and Zurich. Access will be free to the public.
The new work is a continuation of a project Leibovitz began over fifteen years ago, when she published a book of portraits made in collaboration with Susan Sontag. That book, Women, was accompanied by an exhibition that opened at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Women is Leibovitz’s most enduringly popular series of photographs and she has long wanted to expand her exploration of the subject.
The new portraits, in an exhibition also to be called Women, will reflect the changes in the roles of women today. Aligned with the focus UBS places on education, learning programmes will accompany the exhibition presented in partnership with cultural organizations around the world. These initiatives will explore ways of seeing through photography, working with young people in local communities.
The new photographs will form part of the UBS Art Collection – one of the world's most important corporate collections of contemporary art comprising more than 30,000 works.
You can find further announcements at Annie Leibovitz's Facebook page.