In the summer, people escape to the water in order to boost happiness as well as reduce anxiety and stress, but sadly our global waterways are under attack from pollution, intensive development and climate change. That’s why travel, media and entertainment company Culture Trip has partnered with the Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s fastest-growing clean water non-profit, and a team of A-list celebrities, to present the Waterkeeper Warriors photography project.
To help spread the message of keeping waterways clean and in time with the Waterkeeper Alliance’s 20th anniversary, the Waterkeeper Alliance came to Culture Trip’s Executive Creative Director, Anne Bourgeois-Vignon, to utilize her visual storytelling expertise in order to feature the important work the Waterkeeper Warriors are doing across the globe.
Anne tapped into Culture Trip’s global network of over 300 creators and commissioned local photographers from all over the world — from Cambodia to Bangladesh and London to San Francisco — to chronicle the waterkeepers who are at the heart of a global movement that protects the irreplaceable water sources of nearly a billion people.
Through photography by Culture Trip contributors Chloe Aftel, Finn Beales, Sharbendu De, Andy Levin, Nigel Parry, Mark Schafer and many more, the compelling images come to life with accompanied storytelling from celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Jon Hamm, Lupita Nyong’o and more. Waterkeeper Warriors launched on June 13 across all Culture Trip media channels, with a full virtual gallery of photos and stories at waterkeeper.org/warriors.
The Waterkeeper Warriors project will then be unveiled as a physical photo and storytelling exhibit at Photoville in Brooklyn this Fall.
ABOUT WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE: Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates around the world, focusing citizen action on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. The Waterkeeper movement patrols and protects over 2.5 million square miles of rivers, lakes, and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. www.waterkeeper.org
ABOUT CULTURE TRIP: Culture Trip is a travel site and app that celebrates what’s special and unique about places, people, and cultures across the globe. With an international network of locally-based writers, filmmakers, photographers, and illustrators, they publish stories and videos designed to inspire people to fall in love with the world around them – and provide travel-planning tools that help users go beyond their cultural boundaries. www.theculturetrip.com
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