Annie Leibovitz to Photograph Kim Kardashian and the Williams Sisters


As she continues her ongoing “Women” series of photographs, Annie Leibovitz is next organizing to shoot Kim Kardashian as properly as Serena and Venus Williams, the celebrated photographer explained these days at a press conference. The series is a continuation of a project that she first stated in 1999 with writer and partner Susan Sontag. Back then, Leibovitz had at first been reluctant to work on the undertaking, which was Sontag’s concept, recalling that she considered the subject was as well huge, “like going out to sea.” Her topics came from all walks of existence, from a homeless lady and coal miner to the First Lady (Hillary Clinton). Back then, she recalls, “what we found out was that we (girls) are so varied, and so difficult, and there are so several looks to us, way past what we see in magazines.

For some cause or other it was a large shock, and it should not have been that.” “The massive distinction nowadays is I really feel a sense of self-confidence, and women have a far better sense of who they are. I have less to do with a photograph. They are presenting themselves in a extremely, quite sturdy way,” she additional.

Some of the recent portraits have included these of Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, transgender icon Caitlyn Jenner, and the youthful, Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai. Asked if there was one girl she actually would like to photograph for the series, Leibovitz said it is Angela Merkel, but was advised the German Chancellor was “too hectic.” The American photographer was in Singapore to unveil the touring exhibition, “Women: New Portraits,” which is presented by UBS. Leibovitz started out her occupation in the ’70s as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone magazine, and really established her profession with her shoots for Vogue and Vanity Honest.

But searching at the numerous celebrities’ portraits at the exhibition, the 66-yr-previous photographer mentioned her curiosity was in no way in celebrity, but “what they do, and that carries by means of in my images.” The traveling exhibition contains works from the authentic series, recent performs for Vogue, and works for the Pirelli Calendar (click on the slideshow to see those). 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 correct activist and journalist Gloria Steinem and film director Laura Poitras. “Females: New Portraits” started out in London just before moving on to Tokyo and San Francisco.

Soon 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 May 29. Admission is free of charge.

 

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