The first-ever Chengdu leg of the Worldwide Photo Walk was held July 24, drawing nearly a dozen Chengdu-based photographers to lead a photographic exploration of the area around Jinli for several hours.
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"Photo-walking is about photography and learning, but even more it is about networking," explained event organizer Aric Berger. "We are intent on developing a photo community here in Sichuan, and this photo-walk was a step in that direction. After the walk, we all gathered at a nearby restaurant to share our photos and fellowship."
Participant Olivia Schmid added, "I think we all agreed that [this year's walk] was a major success! ... We talked, met new people, and made contacts we will keep for years."
The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, dubbed by some the largest global social event for photographers, is in its third year. This year, over 33,000 photographers worldwide participated in the event. Participants entered their best photo into a competition for prizes, and the winner was also entered into the global site prize competition for larger prizes.
All photos courtesy Aric Berger.