Guided Photo Walk

Friday, Oct. 5th 2018

Time - TBA

Location: The New York City High Line

Our 2018 Photo Walk will take place on NYC's iconic High Line Park, a park that was actually inspired by a series of photographs.* 

Throughout the walk you'll be provided with many opportunities to capture the city landscape, unique vegetation, and of course your friends. We'll keep things casual, letting your lens do the talking, but our guides will offer bits of information related to the history of the park and the sights and sounds you are experiencing. And they'll also be available for any questions you may have about your passion for photography! We hope you will join us for this exciting artistic experience. And to sweeten the deal, we're adding a competition! All high school photographers (and younger) who take photos during the walk can submit them to our 2018 Photo Walk Competition click the button below for more information.

*The movement to save the High Line was catalyzed by iconic photographs taken by Joel Sternfeld in 2000, nine years before the park would open to the public. These images captured the wild beauty of the self-seeded landscape that grew along the tracks when the trains stopped running. Since that time, photography has played a central role in telling the story of the High Line, from showcasing the park's dynamic and engaging public programs to celebrating the ever-changing colors and textures of the park's plants, and sharing the special everyday moments that visitors capture with friends and family.

Photography Competition

Planning on attending the Guided NYC Photo Walk? Make sure you charge your camera! After the festival we will be accepting submissions for our new NYC Photography Competition. Stroll the famous High Line Park and snap photos of public art installations, historic buildings, colorful graffiti, interesting vegetation and the breathtaking New York City skyline. Remember to get creative! Bring your friends and have a photo shoot, experiment with interesting angles and utilize your surroundings to create mind blowing imagery! 


Rules and Guidelines:

  • Send us your best shots from the Guided Photo Walk (max of 10 photos)

  • All of the photographs submitted must have been taken during the Guided Photo Walk at the 2018 Festival on Friday, October 5th. 

  • All of the photographs submitted must be of the New York City High Line Park, subjects in the High Line Park or taken from the New York City High Line. For example, images of subjects and objects that are not on the High Line are acceptable if the image was taken while you (the photographer) were standing on the High Line. 

  • Submission dates and deadlines are posted below.

  • By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant to the Festival the right to use your Entry for promotional reasons (social media, website, etc.). For more in depth rules about submitted entries please view our submission rules page. 

Submission Deadlines:

  • Photo photo submission deadline: October 10th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018 (FREE)

  • Winners will be announced on November 12th, 2018


The winning photographer will receive a 1 Hour Skype session with a professional photographer (TBA) and a photo prize package worth $250!