Jay-Z, Malala Yousafzai, Li Na, and Aamir Khan Cover 2013 TIME 100
For its 10th year, TIME Magazine enlists photographer Mark Seliger for a seven-cover issue of its 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2013 list.
The covers star brave girls’ advocate Malala Yousafzai, rapper-turned-business titan Jay-Z, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, Senator Rand Paul, inventor Elon Musk, Chinese tennis phenom Li Na, and Bollywood star Aamir Khan.
While the covers — shot in Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Washington, Birmingham, and England — will vary internationally, in the U.S., four different versions will be available on newsstands — each including all of the portraits inside.
The photographs of Malala are her first formal portraits since she was viciously attacked by the Taliban last October.
This year’s list features an abundance of people we may have to get to know, but plenty of familiar faces such as Beyoncé, who is prepping a major new music release; Michael Kors, who is set to become fashion’s next billionaire; Justin Timberlake, who has seen a stellar comeback to music; Shonda Rhimes, the creator of hit tv show, Scandal; Frank Ocean, who fearlessly came out last year; Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, who has come out swinging against gender stereotypes; and Miguel, who is upping the standard of R&B music forever — to name just a few.
The likes of Oprah Winfrey, Derek Jeter, Gloria Steinem, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, John Legend, Celine Dion, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama (who is also featured along with wife Michelle) all give flattering write ups on behalf of the selected influencers.