Red Bull Illume 2019: the winning images

The Winners of the world’s greatest action and adventure sports imagery contest have been unveiled at a spectacular Winner Award Ceremony in the LUMEN Museum atop Plan de Corones in South Tyrol, Italy.

Granite Cities in Siberia

Climbers Killian Fischhuber, Galina Terenteva and Robert Leistner, and guide Sergey Karpukhin traveled to Ulakhan-Sis Siberia for a Rock Climbing expedition: this remote location has had very few human visitors, not to mention climbers. The goal of this expedition was to explore this region and get to the top of towers. The team established numerous first ascents/climbs. The rock quality was less than ideal, but the setting, the endless number of unclimbed towers more than made up for it.

Mountain lover: the photographer Paolo Sartori

Before meeting Paolo Sartori in person, I already had the chance to admire his photographic work. From his images, I immediately understood Paolo is a very committed person, with a strong passion for nature, and extremely good skills not just as a photographer,

Thailand: the land of smiling

My best friend and I wanted to make a trip together, to explore a different place, distant and exotic and mainly we wanted to disconnect from the usual city routine. No sooner said than done! In a few days we bought the flight ticket for Thailand, an ideal destination to get away from all and to regenerate ourselves.
We landed in Bangkok and suddenly we found ourselves thrown into a teeming capital of people, lights, sounds, fragrances, skyscrapers, taxi and tuk tuk everywhere around us. A city in continuous movement. With our backpacks we walked around the city for three days, remaining nicely hit by the incredible energy we could breathe.

Red Bull Illume 2016 winners

The wait is over for the 5.645 photographers from around the world who entered Red Bull Illume, the world’s greatest action and adventure sports photography contest. On September 28, the Overall Winner, 11 Category Winners and Top 55 images have been unveiled at a spectacular ceremony held at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Red Bull Illume: the semifinals quest continues

After showcasing our favorite images of Red Bull Illume semifinalists 2016 in the categories of New Creativity, Close Up, Enhance, Energy and Lifestyle, we continue picking up some of the best pictures in action and adventure sports. Meanwhile, a judging panel of 50 photo editors are selection 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony, which will be held on September 28th, 2016 in Chicago, USA.

From September 12, 2016 onwards and leading up to the ceremony, Red Bull Illume will reveal the highly anticipated Top 275 Semifinalist images via its Red Bull Illume Facebook page.

Briançon: four days of pure pleasure

An another amazing weekend dedicated to climb has just ended. Direction Briançon, beautiful medieval town, Unesco heritage, located at 1500 mt above the sea level and place rich in crags. I went to France with a group of young guys excited for this great adventure which provided a four-day basic climbing course with Nicola Sartori as a mountain guide from Verona and his wife Claudia. A preparatory course to climb no longer in top rope, therefore with the rope already secured from above, but bringing it up from first. Adrenaline, anxiety, happiness and a bit of fear were almost palpable.

Red Bull Illume semifinalists revealed

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as art and aims to bring the public closer to the world of action sports.

Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 will be the fourth edition of the contest after 2007, 2010 and 2013. A judging panel of 50 photo editors goes through thousands of entries and eventually selects 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony, which will be held on September 28th, 2016 in Chicago, USA.