POWELL, Wyoming —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. 1, in Cody.
The Northwest College Photographic Communications program will host the Scott Kelby Ninth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk beginning at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Visitor Center at the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce. The event ends with a lunch gathering to share photography stories at the Millstone Pizza Company at 1057 Sheridan Ave.
This is the fifth year NWC has partnered with the Kelby Media Group for the annual worldwide event. It takes place on the same day in 1,200 cities around the world. Photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, usually in downtown areas, to socialize, learn new tips from each other and explore their corner of the world through photography.
Last year, over 25,000 photographers from around the globe participated in the event, including over 20 photographers who joined in the Cody walk.
There’s no cost to participate. All that’s needed is a camera and a passion for photography.
“It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use,” Christine Garceau, NWC assistant professor of photography, said. “People have used simple point-and-shoot and even disposable cameras in the past, had a blast and left with a new appreciation for photography and some great local connections.”
Participants in the Worldwide Photo Walk can connect before, during and after the event using the #WWPW2016 hashtag on social media channels.
In addition to the event, participants will be able to upload their favorite picture to Kelby’s Photo Walk contest for a chance to win a variety of photography-related prizes.
This year, the Worldwide Photo Walk supports The Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans, and encourages walkers to contribute a donation.
Garceau is the leader for the Cody walk, along with Jayne Johnson, NWC’s Digital Studio Specialist. For more information, or to register for the event, visit http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/downtown-cody-wy/.