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The winning entries from the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest are to be exhibited at Salzburg’s famous Hangar-7, from March 10 until May 8, 2022.
Red Bull Illume Exhibition is returning to Salzburg, Austria! The winning images from the Image Quest 2021 will all be on display from March 10 until May 8, 2022, inside the extraordinary Hangar-7, the famous home to historic aircraft and Formula 1 cars. However, this isn’t the first time the iconic venue has hosted a tour stop, because it’s already welcomed fans to find inspiration for many editions.
The winners were announced during the one-of-a-kind Unveiling Week in December 2021 and their images are now going on a global tour in the Red Bull Illume Exhibition. It’s the perfect way to honor the hard work and dedication of these photographers and is a fantastic showcase of their talent. The exhibit features the 56 finalist images on innovative 2x2 meter lightboxes provided by the German based manufacturer CCS Fabric Frame. The outstanding quality truly presents the images the way in which they should be enjoyed.
The Red Bull Illume Exhibition is not only a great idea for a day out but is also an opportunity to visit Hangar-7 and enjoy the dynamic architecture. It truly is a fascinating space and creates a unique atmosphere, constructed with lots of glass so you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Alps – the perfect backdrop for the world’s greatest adventure and action sports images. The entire experience provides a window into the world of these photographers and the lengths they are willing to go to get the perfect shot. The unique exhibition is free to visit and is open daily from March 10 until May 8, 2022, during Hangar-7’s usual opening hours of 9AM to 10PM.
Last year’s edition was won by Will Saunders, an American photographer who earned the Overall Winner prize for his shot of climber, Jake Talley, striking a pose while taking a lead fall on a spectacular rock tower in Indian Creek, Utah. His was one of 41,447 entries submitted to last year’s Red Bull Illume Image Quest, from which 56 finalist images were selected by an international judging panel of 53 photo and industry experts.
This is just one of the stops of the Indoor Exhibition that is touring Europe, so keep your eyes peeled and calendars open because the best adventure and action sports images will also visit countries such as Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy! To stay up to date with all the tour stops and get your fix of awe-inspiring adventure and action sports photography check out redbullillume.com and follow @redbullillume on your favorite social media platform.
March 10 2022 until May 8 2022
Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them. To be crowned overall winner of Red Bull Illume is considered the highest honor among adventure and action sports photographers.
The Image Quest 2021 is the sixth edition bringing together the amazing work of photographers and content creators from around the world. Submissions for the global contest were open from March 01 to August 01, 2021, and were entered on redbullillume.com and on Instagram while tagging @redbullillume and #rbi21submission.
A judging panel of 53 renowned photo editors and photo experts reviewed a total of 41,447 submissions, narrowing down the selection in five voting rounds to reach 256 semi-finalists, 56 finalists, 11 category winners, and ultimately, the overall winner of Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021. They were announced during the Unveiling Week from November 29 until December 4, 2021, on Instagram Live and on redbullillume.com, bringing the experience for the first time to fans all over the world. Will Saunders was crowned the overall winner for his shot of a falling climber in Utah, USA.
After the unveiling, all finalist images then go on display on 2x2m lightboxes and are exhibited around the world, giving the public a unique viewing experience, and photographers an unprecedented level of exposure. The overall winner’s unveiling on December 4, 2021, took place on the mountains of Aspen Snowmass, CO, USA, and kicked off the first exhibit tour stop. This was just the first of many exhibitions that now travel in parallel throughout North America and Europe until 2023.
Official partners for the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021 include global computing leader Lenovo, premium storage specialist SanDisk Professional, creator of mountain sports equipment Black Diamond, German camera manufacturer Leica, WhiteWall, the best photo lab for everyone who loves photography, and COOPH, producer of photography apparel and accessories. CCS Fabric Frame is the manufacturer of the 2x2m T-shaped lightboxes for the Red Bull Illume Indoor Exhibition.
Red Bull Illume is an event by zooom founded by Ulrich Grill in 2006.