On Saturday, 11 October, St Helena took part in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk for the very first time. Cities from all over the world have been participating in this global event for the past 7 years, and this year St Helena’s photographers took up their cameras to become the 1000th registered country.
A group of enthusiastic walker-photographers – young, young-at-heart and four-legged, met at White Gate on Saturday morning to start off on the walk. Even the weather played along, with the sun peeking out from time to time.
The energetic group winded their way up to High Knoll Fort and from there descended to Prince’s Lodge where photos, tips and tales were shared.
It was the first time that the island had officially participated in this global event. St Helena was the 1000th country to register for the Photowalk in which almost 20 000 walkers and 1058 cities worldwide participated.
The focus of the walk was on taking part as a community in a worldwide event. Participants were also able to enter their favorite photograph into the international World Wide Photo Walk competition.
Chanelle Marais, Marketing and Communications Manager for St Helena Tourism, and organizer of the event said: “This was an excellent platform to create awareness of the natural and historical beauty of St Helena and to showcase the talent of our local photographers. We were very happy with the turnout at the event, and hope that our photographers’ photos receive the recognition that they deserve.
About the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk:
The Worldwide Photo Walk is the world’s largest global and social photography event, and has grown immensely in size and popularity since the inaugural walk back in 2007. This year St Helena becames part of this global event.