Photographers of the world, unite (and walk)!

Girls in Berlin

What an amazing weekend for photowalkers around the world! We’re thrilled so many Flickr members came out on Saturday, October 11th, to join the 7th Annual Kelby Worldwide Photowalk (WWPW), the largest social photography event in the world.

This year, more than 20,000 walkers participated in more than 1,000 walks in nearly every region of the world. There were walks from the U.S. to the Philippines, from Brazil to Sri Lanka, from Iceland to Iran.

Sofia shooting Ion shooting Sofia

One of our favorite stories of a fun walk comes from Cristian Iohan, a Flickr member and teacher from Buharest, Romania, who organized a walk with his students and their parents.

“We have Aron from our kindergarden, who is 4 years old, going on five, then we have most of them between seven and nine, and then there’s also me and other parents,” he said in an email to us. “I have to confess that I am absolutely amazed on what the kids are seeing around, in the same place and at the same time we are there. It was fun and we will try to organize more photowalks with the kids in the near future.”

Brooklyn Bridge

We encourage you to look at the fantastic photos in the Flickr group for the Kelby WWPW. There is real art in here! Already, participants have uploaded more than 11,000 shots, with many more images coming in by the hour. Be sure to upload all your pictures from your walks to the group pool and let us know about your experience in this thread:

WWPW14 - Leicester UK

The Kelby team is now working with walk leaders around the world to select the top photos from each walk, with the winning photographers receiving a free year of access to the 10,000 instructional videos on KelbyOne. Kelby is also working with the Guinness Record group to officially certify the walk for the Guinness Record as the largest social photography event in the world.

Photowalks are the heart of the Flickr community and we’re very happy that this year we’ve been able to team up with Kelby WWPW to make new friends and share in the spirit that makes photo communities so much fun.

Flickr Community Team

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World Wide Photo Walk 2014
Photo Walk Buenos Aires 2014
Fieldgunner 1
In front of the New Museum of Berlin #WWPW2014
Feathered Fisherman
Man v Nature  11/31
Wet leaf bokeh
Maestro (aka Scott Kelby) at work