Celebration of Self

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Man smiling with vitiligo, on pink and black background

Adobe Artist: Bruke Marew

Our depictions of the body and perceptions of what defines beauty have always been in flux across history and culture.

Contemporary notions of beauty have been narrow—but that’s beginning to change. Today’s beauty includes all skin types and tones; all ages; all abilities. We want to redefine beauty beyond outdated norms to include and prioritize the unique traits that make us special—the inner fire that burns bright in each of us and in every community and connection.

In our saturated digital landscape, with the next generation eagerly watching and forming their ideals, it has never been more important for creatives and the media to promote and represent authentic bodies. With this creative brief, we’re opening the door to imagery and content celebrating body self-love and appreciation of who we are as individuals.

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Three women in bathing suits, older women in bathing suit, black woman in bathing suit, body and skin type, plus size

Adobe Artist: Marc Bordons - Stocksy

Three women friends, plus size friends enjoying the day on the beach, smiling

Adobe Artist: Rawpixel.com

Grid of colorful images, older woman with modern haircut, illustrated woman in bathing suit with modern graphic design, group of multicultural hands coming together

Adobe Artists: Rob and Julia Campbell - Stocksy, Emmy Smith, Curbon & Kike Arnaiz - Stocksy

Celebration of Self:Inspiration

Need some more inspiration? Here are some angles to consider. Pick one and run with it or explore your own unique take on body acceptance and the celebration of self.

Disability looks like

Authentically representing how people are living life with a disability or chronic illness. Not all physical impairments or chronic conditions are always visible, and they are only part of the stories of those who live with them. These images make space for the reality of life for disabled singles, as well as interabled couples, families, friend groups, and more.

Two disabled siblings smiling and laughing, child in wheelchair, authentic disability

Adobe Artist: Maskot

two people, black woman, albino man, traditional black hair

Adobe Artist: GAM Studios

All shapes, sorts, and sizes

Large or small, short, or tall, or anywhere in between, these images examine and celebrate the details and totality of the face and body of any skin type, tone, and condition, and all sizes. Real people of all ages relaxing at home, alone or with loved ones, at work and out in the world.

Self-image, self-care

Intimate glimpses in quiet moments; contemplative moments of self-care and self-soothing; conceptual images of self; empathetic communication: these images depict all the ways we see ourselves and nurture each other—in body and mind.

Photograph of affluent black man touching his face, self care, black self care, skin care, grooming

Adobe Artist: Gerald Carter - Diversity Photos

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