Guided Photo Walk & Photography Competition

Friday, Oct. 5th 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: The New York City High Line
34th St. and 12th Avenue Entrance (Directions Below)

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Important! This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE. Our Photowalk is a FREE event open to all AAHSFF and Photog Fest Participants. You must RSVP for this event by filling out the form at the bottom of this page, space is limited!

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 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.

Important Info & Directions:

This is a rain or shine event so please come prepared with appropriate clothing for any forecasted inclement weather. We will be walking the entire length of the High Line Park (1.45 miles). The walk is flat and easy but we suggest wearing comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for a nice stroll on an October evening outside.

The tour will begin promptly at 6:00pm on Friday, October 5th at the 34th St. and 12th Avenue Entrance located adjacent to the Hudson Yards development complex and will conclude at approximately 7:30pm at the Ganesvoort and Washington Street EntranceThis is the final stop and is close to our Opening Night Party venue "Galvanize", check out the map below for transportation options to the Opening Night venue.

This timeline is perfectly suited for a wonderful diversity of lighting including the "Golden Hour", Sunset and Nighttime photography. The Photo Walk will kick off at 6pm with brief remarks from our professional photographer guides. We will then walk the length of the High Line together, stopping at scenic overlooks and a variety of other photogenic locations. Because of the nature of walking the park with a large group of photographers, we will do our best to keep the group together, but you are certainly welcome to walk at your own pace and find your own unique photo opportunities (Adult supervision is highly recommended). Our guides will be available to answer questions and offer artistic insights throughout the experience. Please keep in mind that the High Line is a public NYC park. We remind you to be respectful of others as they enjoy this amazing NYC landmark with you. Make no mistake, this is going to be an awesome experience, if you have any questions please email Be sure to RSVP below!

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.

Photo Walk RSVP:

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