SOURCE: 500px

September 21, 2015 10:38 ET

210 Cities to Participate in 500px Fujifilm Global Photo Walk on September 26, 2015

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2015) - 500px, the premier global photo community for discovering, sharing, buying, and selling the highest quality photography, announces that 210 cities, in 119 countries and on all seven continents will participate in this year's annual 500px FUJIFILM Global Photo Walk on September 26, 2015. Over 24,000 people have registered to attend.

The 500px Global Photo Walk is an annual event where thousands of photographers and photo lovers meet and take photographic walking tours of towns and cities across the globe. The Photo Walk celebrates local communities through photography -- beautiful photos and experiences had during the photo walks are shared, enjoyed, and discussed on the 500px platform.

United States and Canada
56 photo walks will take place in the U.S. and Canada including: Ann Arbor, MI, Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ, and Fargo, ND; Calgary, Quebec City, Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Notable Global Locations 

  • McMurdo Station, Antarctica
  • Chamois, Aosta Valley, Italy: a village of 93 and the only municipality in Italy not navigable by car
  • Dubai: So much interest that we had to set up two walks; one which will be led by Emmy-nominated time-lapse cinematographer Beno Saradzic.
  • 15 cities in India: the country with the most registered participants (4225)

New Locations for 2015

  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Fes, Morocco
  • Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada

"The 500px FUJIFILM Photo Walk is an opportunity for photo enthusiasts from across the globe to meet, take beautiful photos, and explore their favorite towns and cities," said 500px co-founder, Evgeny Tchebotarev. "This year, we have some amazing walks in both major cities and remote locations. If you're not able to attend, you can follow the experience day-of through our Facebook and Twitter pages, and afterwards on 500px, where walkers will be uploading their best shots."

Largest Walks for 2015

  • 1,532 registered photo walkers in Pune, India
  • 1,340 registered photo walkers in Kuwait
  • 996 registered photo walkers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 852 registered photo walkers in Kuala Lumpur

Global Photo Walk Contest
In conjunction with FUJIFILM, we're rewarding friendly competition in the form of photo creativity. We're awarding a number of cameras for the best photos uploaded including:

  • 500px Staff Pick: Best Marketplace Photo
  • 500px Staff Pick: Most Relevant Themed Photo
  • 500px Staff Pick: Most Creative Mobile Photo
  • Popular Vote: Community Favorite
  • Community Pick: Best Group Photo

Sponsors
The 500px FUJIFILM Global Photo Walk is supported by title sponsor FUJIFILM, who also donated cameras as prizes to photo walkers who submit the best photos; Gold Sponsor, Photo Life; Silver Sponsor, Macphun; and Bronze Sponsor, Think Tank Photo.

Information
A full list of cities participating in this year's photo walk, including information on how to register and participate in the contest, can be found at https://photowalk.500px.com or on Facebook and Twitter @500px. 

About 500px:
500px is a photo community and marketplace designed to enhance and support the creative process for creators and buyers. More than 6 million creatives use the 500px platform to improve, showcase and monetize their work. The 500px marketplace provides buyers with the opportunity to license fresh, powerful images to use in their creative campaigns.

The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada where it was founded in 2009 and has an office in San Francisco, USA. 500px has raised $23 million in funding to date, from Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal, ff Venture Capital, Visual China Group and other investors. Learn more about 500px at: http://500px.com/about.

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