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Mary McCartney and Cunard Celebrating 100 Years of Photography

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Cunard has announced the Sea Views exhibition, which will feature never-before-seen imagery from the Cunard archives and a selection of photographs submitted and curated by photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney, according to a press release.

The exhibition will mark two key centenaries for the cruise line: the first being 100 years since Cunard introduced an onboard photographer, and the second being the 100-year anniversary of the first ever world cruise on Cunard’s ship Laconia.

To celebrate these milestones, Cunard has partnered with McCartney to curate the exhibition of 100 images taken across the company’s fleet of ships. The cruise line has invited guests to submit their own photographs taken during their time on a Cunard ship, with selected images set to be included in the exhibition. The Sea Views exhibition will showcase the glamour, grandeur, and timeless style that Cunard has become known for, with the company’s archives containing over 14,000 images from the 1920s to the present day.

“I’m pleased to curate an exhibition within this treasure trove of 100 years of on-board photography,” McCartney said. “I’m looking forward to exploring the archives and the crowdsourced images to handpick a portfolio of iconic images that will reflect a century of luxury travel.”

Siân Wilks, Cunard Archivist at the University of Liverpool Library, added: “We are extremely excited to work alongside Mary McCartney to launch the Sea Views exhibition.”

Matt Gleaves, VP Commercial at Cunard North America, said: “We’re extremely proud of Cunard’s 183-year history and particularly of the fact we pioneered the round-the-world voyage 100 years ago. We’re delighted to be working with the wonderful Mary McCartney to create this exhibition and can’t wait to see the unforgettable moments that our guests have captured over the years.”

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