The Vogue Australia September issue cover shows one Aussie icon, Nicole Kidman, in front of another Aussie icon, Uluru. The issue and shoot celebrates the 30th anniversary of the handing back of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to its traditional owners, the Anangu people, by the Australian government.
The shoot and feature focuses on the Anangu women and Australia's spiritual heartland. Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann said the magazine hoped the feature would encourage tourists to visit the Northern Territory and the national park. Nicole also said after the shoot, "'People always ask me where they should go in Australia: now I'm going to say Uluru." She added, "I''m enraptured by it. I've always been drawn to the landscape, and I do think there's something . . . the energy and the light . . . it's just a very, very magical, special place."
Nicole's involvement was also linked to her role as a UN Women goodwill ambassador, which she has been for almost a decade. She is passionate about advancing women’s rights and empowerment, and met with the women of the local Mutitjulu community. "The constant need is to keep educating," said Nicole.
Of the printed photographs, Nicole said, "The colours cannot be captured, even in a photograph," which just makes us more excited to visit Uluru — because the photos already look amazing!
Tourism Australia Managing Director John O'Sullivan said he hopes the shoot will be viewed by millions. "It's fabulous exposure for Uluru and for great inspiration for a Northern Territory holiday."