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The 55 finalist images from the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 will be making their next tour stop of 2017 in Salzburg, Austria. Regarded as the highest calibre of adventure and action sports photography in the world, the 55 finalist images from the contest’s 11 categories will appear on incredible 2x2 meter lightboxes at the stunning Hangar-7, for the 3rd time in the event's history.
From its architectural elegance to its beautiful interior, the venue itself is a sight to behold. Home to a stunning collection of historical aircraft, Formula 1 race cars and other unique mementos from sporting history, Hangar-7 is the perfect location for the exhibition. True to the theme of Red Bull Illume, each of the world class images will be displayed and illuminated on the huge 2x2 meter lightboxes to make it a unique and unforgettable experience like no other.
The exhibition is free to visit and will open its doors to the public from September 7 to October 8, during Hangar-7’s usual opening hours of 09.00 to 22.00. The event will also coincide with Salzburg’s art and culture festival on October 7, when the city’s museums stay open late into the night.
Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as its own unique artfom and aims to bring the public closer to the world of action sports. Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 is the fourth edition of the contest, after earlier editions in 2007, 2010 and 2013. New to the 2016 edition is the Mobile category.
The Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 saw 5,645 photographers from 120 countries submitting a record-breaking 34,624 images. A judging panel of 53 photo editors selected 55 finalists, 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, all of whom were announced at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony on September 28, 2016 in Chicago, USA. German photographer Lorenz Holder took the top spot for the second time running with his atmospheric shot of athlete Senad Grosic riding his BMX across a bridge in autumnal Germany.
All finalist images will travel across the world until mid 2018 as part of the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour. Official partners for the 2016 Image Quest include Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony, online retailer Yodobashi, external storage brand G-Technology and lighting experts broncolor.
From September 6 to October 8 2017.