Photography

Annie Leibovitz Revisits “Women” Like Never Before

Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016Cheung Hing Industrial Building, Hong Kong

One would assume that a big-time photographer such as Annie Leibovitz would only display her work in the finest of galleries. On the contrary, you can find Leibovitz's “Women: New Portraits” in an old industrial building in Hong Kong's Kennedy Town district.

Her newest is a part of an ongoing series titled “Women,” which highlights strong, confident and influential females. Some examples of most recent participants include Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland, comedian Amy Schumer, transgender public figure Caitlyn Jenner and renowned tennis player Serena Williams. The new installment of the project – which is now over fifteen years old – highlights more current figures than before. Some of Leibovitz’s work from the original project is also display in the gallery alongside her newest additions. On the website for UBS (the company that commissioned the new portraits) the exhibition is described as “reflect[ing] the changes in the roles of women today.”

The exhibition is on display until June 26th at the Cheung Hing Industrial Building, in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong.

Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm (Last admission 5pm)

Friday late until 8pm (Last admission 7pm)

Free entrance to the exhibition. No ticket required.

Guests must register on arrival in order to enter the exhibition.

- Melanie Rosenblatt