Annie Leibovitz’ ‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ exhibition is currently on display at the former Bayview Correctional Facility. Commissioned by UBS, the exhibition is made up of 41 portraits depicting, in the words of the photographer, “women in our collective conscious that have achieved something,” including Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, and Serena Williams.
Set up in the gymnasium of an abandoned women’s prison, the show features traditional prints as well as massive digital displays with rolling imagery. Folding chairs are arranged in circles as “an invitation to explore the feelings and ideas [these] images create,” according to Gloria Steinem, who wrote the introduction to the show. Poetically, the space will soon be converted to the Women’s Building, a space in which organizations fighting for the rights of girls and women can work together to implement change in the city and throughout the world.
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