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10-Day Nighttime Photography Exhibition Coming to Piedmont Park‏

Sterling Lorence and Matt Hunter - Portrait
Sterling Lorence and Matt Hunter - Portrait
copyright Mason Mashon/Red Bull Content Pool

The world’s largest international photography competition geared torwards sports action and adventure is the Red Bull Illume. The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest, the third edition of the competition, had almost 30,000 photos submitted. The top 50 of those images are now touring the world as part of a unique illuminated nighttime exhibition. First unveiled in Hong Kong, this monumental exhibit is making a stop in Atlanta on March 20 and will be in residence through March 30, 2014.

Once the sun sets, locals and visitors alike are invited to stroll through Piedmont Park and take in the sights of 25 life-sized, illuminated light boxes that are touring the world as part of a unique nighttime exhibition. The images, which have been carefully selected and curated from over 28,000 submitted photographs, showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet. Throughout the 10-day free exhibition, attendees also will have opportunities to attend lectures from the award-winning photographers, meet Red Bull athletes and more.

“There are talented photographers and then there are gifted photographers,” said Jym Wilson, Senior Photo Editor at USA Today and one of 50 Red Bull Illume judges globally. “I saw a lot of talent but also saw some truly gifted photographers. These are not just action photographers but people with great technical and artistic skills.”

The Red Bull Illume kickoff event will be on Thursday, March 20 and will begin at approximately 8 p.m. as the sun sets over Piedmont Park. Located at the 10th Street side of the park inside the Charles Allen gates, the unveiling of the illuminated light boxes is open to the public and free to attend. The evening will feature performances by Red Bull athletes and live broncolor photo demonstrations by winning photographers. Cocktails will be available for guests ages 21 and up.

After the exhibit’s 10-day stop in Atlanta, the Red Bull Illume Exhibition Tour will head to Spain and then will continue to travel around the world's capitals and cultural hubs for the next two years. For additional details, please visit www.redbullillume.com and follow @RedBullATL on Twitter.

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