(CNN) — Some of the world’s most progressive artists and photographers have teamed up with a cruise line in a bid to assistance alter the confront of travel marketing.
Movie star Cruises has at the same time released a new marketing campaign showcasing illustrations or photos by the likes of Annie Leibovitz, and the world’s very first absolutely free to use, “open supply” journey image library, with the aim of shifting the meaning of “all-inclusive” in the journey marketplace.
Rachel Fleit, a writer, director and advocate of people today dwelling with alopecia, is featured in the All-Inclusive Picture Challenge (AIPP) campaign from Superstar Cruises.
Annie Leibovitz/All-Inclusive Photo Challenge
Among the standouts are a photograph of creator and transgender activist Abby Chava Stein comforting on board a cruise ship, an graphic of paralympic basketball participant Amy Conroy playing volleyball on the beaches of Spain, and Sikh-American actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia meditating in a cruise ship stateroom.
Movie star Cruises, owned by Royal Caribbean Team, states it will make a lot of of the photos obtainable by means of its recently launched “diversity concentrated” journey picture library.
“For much way too prolonged, ‘all-inclusive’ in the journey business has intended every thing on your holiday is incorporated in just one price tag. We set out to obstacle this standard pondering by imagining the phrase by way of the lens of other individuals,” claims Celeb Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
“What Annie [Leibovitz] and all of the talented artists associated in this project have captured so beautifully, is that for vacations to seriously reside up to the marketing and advertising moniker ‘all-inclusive,’ then they really should start off by utilizing photographs that are inclusive of all, not just a number of.”
This photograph by Annie Leibovitz shows Sikh-American actor, designer and activist Waris Ahluwalia mediating in a cruise ship stateroom.
Annie Leibovitz/All-Inclusive Image Project
The assortment also attributes disability advocate and design Jillian Mercado, Grammy-nominated musician John Forté, who presently performs with at-chance youth, and Sudanese-born domestic violence advocate Esther Onek.
Movie star Cruises hope to “start out a motion,” with the All-Inclusive Photograph Task (AIPP) and is calling on travel firms to aid to tackle the lack of diversity in travel advertising imagery.
“As world-wide brands, we have a highly effective system to act as a catalyst of optimistic modify. We know we have additional perform to do and we hope we encourage other folks to sign up for us on this vital journey,” adds Michael Scheiner, Chief Promoting Officer for Superstar Cruises.