Photographer Annie Leibovitz is taking her acclaimed 'WOMEN' exhibition to ten cities around the world, in partnership with UBS. Her latest work features a series of 'New Portraits' of people she believes embody the changing roles of women today. One of those is the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland.
Leibovitz has been photographing strong women for over 15 years, and her original 'Women' series was first published in 1999. More recently, Leibovitz paired with Pirelli to photograph the company's 2016 annual calendar. Yao Chen, the first Chinese UNHCR goodwill ambassador, is among the notable women to feature.
This striking portrait of tennis player Serena Williams is another of the images Leibovitz took for the Pirelli calender.
Tavi Gevinson, the 19-year-old founder of online magazine Rookie, posed in all black for the calendar shoot. The Pirelli calendar traditionally featured nude or barely-clothed models, but only two of Leibovitz's women were shown in their underwear.
Comedian Amy Schumer's photograph from the calendar went viral after she proudly shared it on Twitter. According to Leibovitz, she had to ask Schumer to "put the underpants on."
"It was scary at the time to undertake a subject like that because I was actually against it, because I thought it was too broad of a subject," Leibovitz says of her original 'Women' series. This portrait of singer Patti Smith features in the 2016 Pirelli calendar.
The 'WOMEN: New Portraits' exhibition first showed in London earlier this year.
Leibovitz took this photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for Vogue's April cover in 2014. Of the Kardashians, the photographer tells CNN "I don't know what's real and what's not on them. On the other hand, the audience isn't stupid. We know."