For the calendar's 43rd year, Leibovitz wanted to photograph the women as strong but natural. Love it!
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According to ET, famed photographer Annie Leibovitz has handpicked 12 very lucky women to be featured in her 43rd annual calendar, including Selma director Ava DuVernay and Serena Williams (who posed topless!).
"The idea [for this year] was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward," Leibovitz said in a statement. "I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits. I thought that the women should look strong but natural, and I decided to keep it a very simple exercise of shooting in the studio."
The calendar is slated to debut in London in November.