SOURCE: 500px

August 01, 2016 10:15 ET

Red Bull Photography to Sponsor 500px's Global Photo Walk

200 Locations on Seven Continents Expected to Join 2016's Action & Adventure Themed Walk on September 17

TORONTO, ON and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 1, 2016) - 500px today announces that its annual Global Photo Walk will take place on September 17, 2016 and that Red Bull Photography has signed on as the title sponsor. 500px is a global online photography community for sharing, discovering and licensing amazing photos. The theme of the 2016 500px Red Bull Photography Global Photo Walk is "Action and Adventure."

The 500px Red Bull Photography 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 Global Photo Walk celebrates local communities through photography -- beautiful photos and experiences from the photo walks are then shared, enjoyed, and discussed on the 500px platform.

"We're excited to expand our relationship with Red Bull Photography to include the commitment of title sponsorship for the 2016 walk. This year's photo walk will switch gears and incorporate a new theme -- Action & Adventure -- into the walk," said Andy Yang, CEO of 500px. "Photographers will seek out action and adventure, and capture the landscapes and personalities that define it."

Photo walkers can use the images they shoot on their smartphones, during the Photo Walk, to enter a contest sponsored by Red Bull to win two tickets to the prestigious Red Bull Illume Winner Awards Ceremony on September 28th, 2016 at the Art Institute in Chicago. By registering for the special mobile contest on the Illume website, and entering images with the theme of "Action & Adventure" by September 18, one lucky participant will win a return trip for two to the Illume prize ceremony in Chicago.

The 2015 Global Photo Walk was the largest in the world with 30K people and 211 cities on 7 continents signing up to participate. 10,000+ photos from last year's walk were uploaded onto 500px.

For more information on the 2016 500px Red Bull Photography Photo Walk, go to: or #PhotoWalkThisWay.

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Launched in 2009, 500px is a global online photography community for sharing, discovering and licensing amazing photos. Images on 500px represent the work of over 8 million professional and hobbyist photographers. Through its marketplace, 500px works with thousands of agency and brand creatives who use 500px images in their campaigns.

500px is venture backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Visual China Group and ff Venture Capital and headquartered in Toronto, Canada with US offices in San Francisco. For more information on 500px, go to

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