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Red Bull Illume exhibition coming to Piedmont Park
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Special / Dimitrios Kontizas / Red Bull Illume / This photo of parachuters will be on display at Red Bull Illume.
Special / Dimitrios Kontizas / Red Bull Illume / This photo of parachuters will be on display at Red Bull Illume.
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Special Photo / This image shows what the Red Bull Illume exhibition will look like at Piedmont Park.
Special Photo / This image shows what the Red Bull Illume exhibition will look like at Piedmont Park.
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Red Bull Illume, the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports, is making a stop in Atlanta Thursday through March 30.

The unique nighttime exhibition will come to Piedmont Park in Midtown and will include 25 life-sized, illuminated light boxes that are touring the world. The images, which have been carefully selected and curated from more than 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.

The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the third edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. A total of 28,257 photos were submitted in 2013 by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries. The top 50 images, first unveiled in Hong Kong, are touring the world. An international panel of esteemed photo editors selected the top 50 images, naming 10 category winners and an overall 2013 Red Bull Illume winner.

“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. “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 Thursday and will begin at about 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 award-winning photographers. Cocktails will be available for guests ages 21 and older.

After the exhibit’s 10-day stop in Atlanta, the exhibition will head to Spain and then will continue to travel around the world’s capitals and cultural hubs for the next two years.

Information: visit www.redbullillume.com
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