Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition features some of the world's most inspirational women, including Misty Copeland, Gloria Steinem and Serena Williams, but the photographer has stated that there's one person she sorely regrets not including.
And that person is Angela Merkel.
Leibovitz told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, that said she has been trying to photograph the German chancellor and TIME’s person of the year for quite some time, calling her 'probably the most important woman in the world today.'
'I am trying very hard for Merkel,” she said. 'I respect that she doesn’t want to do interviews or photographs because she has other things to do and she’s having a difficult time right now' but 'I would probably shoot her working...I would be respectful of her not wanting to sit for a portrait.'
The exhibition which opens at London's Wapping Hydraulic Power station on the 16th, is a continuation of her portraits of women which began in 1999.
Featuring both famous and non-famous women who have influenced the photographer, the new exhibition will show work from the original series as well as new portraits.
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