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The Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour continues its world tour and will be making a stop in Baku. True to the theme of illumination, the 55 finalist images of the Image Quest 2016 will be exhibited on incredible 2x2 meter lightboxes. Alongside the world’s greatest adventure and action sports photography will be an additional 5 photos from the local National Mobile Contest held in Azerbaijan in November this year. The winners of this category will be unveiled at the official Opening Night on December 19, 2017 and will get additional valuable gifts from Irshad Telecom and Baku City Circuit.
The exhibition will take place in the park around the stunning Heydar Aliyev Center in the heart of Baku. Its elegant architecture is both a symbol of innovation, and a testament to the fascinating history and rich cultural heritage of the nation.
The Baku tour stop promises to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The exhibition runs from December 19, 2017 to January 15, 2018 and will be open daily from 17:00 to 23:00. Durirng the weekends there will be additional entertainments organized. Admission is free to the public.
To find out more about the contest and the exhibitions, head over to redbullillume.com
About Red Bull Illume:
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 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 to Baku 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.