Houston, TX – January 7, 2011 – Over a thousand Houstonians gathered at Discovery Green in downtown Houston for the unveiling of Red Bull Illume, the world’s premiere action and adventure sports photography contest and exhibition.
International skateboarding sensation, Ryan Sheckler, was master of ceremonies and kicked-off the highly anticipated exhibit. Red Bull Illume is now open nightly from January 7-17, from 6pm-10pm. It’s free and open to the public…and not to be missed.
“Red Bull Illume showcases the hard work of action sports photographers everywhere,” said Sheckler.
“These photographers brave every circumstance to capture an athlete in his or her finest moments, and without these pictures, who would know, who would believe?”
While thousands submitted photos, only 50 incredible images made the cut and are on display in Houston. The winners were chosen by a jury of renowned photography experts.
By illuminating these breath-taking photographs, Red Bull Illume honors the photographers who’ve traveled, overcome the risks, scaled buildings and navigated waves to capture a magical moment. The Red Bull Illume judging categories include culture, playground, energy, spirit, close up, wings, sequence, new creativity, experimental and illumination.
“Discovery Green is thrilled to host the 2011 state-side debut of Red Bull’s Illume,” said Barry Mandel, president and park director at Discovery Green.
“What an outstanding venue to showcase the works of the globe’s best action and adventure photographers. Houstonians have a rare opportunity to witness true spirit and grit captured by these photographs.”
Check out the Houston event page to see the latest images. If you visit the exhibit, share your photos on Red Bull Illume's facebook page and include "Red Bull Illume Houston" to see your tweets!