Anyone with a camera and a passion for photography is invited to be part of the world’s largest global social photography event Saturday, Oct. 6, in Cody.
The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk has grown immensely in size and popularity since the inaugural walk in 2007. Last year, more than 24,000 photographers of all walks of life and skill level converged to explore their corners of the world through photography and social community.
All are encouraged to join Northwest College Photographic Communications faculty and students to explore the buildings, alleyways and side streets of downtown Cody. The group will meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Cody Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. Following the event, walkers will go to lunch and discuss photography, the walk and images captured from the morning excursion.
In addition, photo walkers will be able to upload their favorite image to the Photowalk contest for a chance to win prizes like a DSLR, gift cards, apps and camera bags. A grand prize winner and 10 finalists will later be selected by Kelby.
Every year, photo walkers are encouraged to help support the initiative to “Walk with a Purpose” by donating to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Those who are interested can visit https://www.gofundme.com/2018-worldwide-photowalk-donations.
The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Search for “NWC Photo Walk,” register at https://worldwidephotowalk.com and complete the free form.
This walk is open to all levels of photographer and any type of cameras including cellphones.
Additionally, participants can connect socially before, during and after the event using the hashtag #WWPW2018 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
This year’s walk in Cody is led by NWC Instructor of Photography Jen Litterer-Treviño. For further information, contact her at Jen.Litterer-Trevino@nwc.edu or 307-754-6160.
For more Northwest College events, visit https://nwc.edu/events/.