To register for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk or for more information, visit
www.worldwidephotowalk.com/lewistonauburn-me-usa/ or e-mail Tammie
Grieshaber at [email protected] by Friday, July 17. 

LEWISTON — Lewiston-Auburn will be one of many sites hosting the second annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, July 18. Thousands of photographers are set to gather in hundreds of cities to celebrate photography and take photos of their cities.

The Lewiston-Auburn walk will begin at 7 a.m. at Willy Beans cafe 70 Lincoln St. and will highlight the area’s mill history. The route will cover much of downtown Lewiston-Auburn, including Lisbon Street and parts of Main and Lincoln streets. Photographers will stop at sites such as the Bates Mill, Hill Mill and the Riverwalk in Auburn to take pictures before heading back to Willy Beans by 10 a.m.

Walk leader Tammie Grieshaber registered the Twin Cities for the second annual walk after realizing that L-A had missed out on the celebration last year.

“I’m a photographer. I love to get together with other photographers,” said Grieshaber, who has been a photographer for more than 15 years. She believes the event will put Lewiston-Auburn on the map as a site for great photography. The cities “have a heck of a lot to show off,” she said.

The event permits as many as 50 participants per city. As of July 15, Lewiston-Auburn still had some openings. The event is open to participants of every age who have digital cameras, Grieshaber said. She said digital cameras are needed because photographs must quickly be put up on the event’s Web site. 

At the walk’s conclusion, Grieshaber will select two photos from each participant to be displayed at Gallery 5 on Lisbon Street from July 31 to Aug. 15. Of those photos, one will be entered in an international competition to win a variety of prizes, including equipment and cameras.

Prizes aside, Grieshaber, a resident of the area for 36 years, said that she looked forward to seeing Lewiston-Auburn displayed through the lenses of other photographers.

“I know how I see the area, but I want to see how other photographers look at the area of Lewiston-Auburn and show that off to the rest of the people in Lewiston-Auburn,” she said, adding that she believes photography can tell many stories.

Lewiston-Auburn is one of four sites in Maine hosting the Worldwide Photo Walk. The other cities are Boothbay Harbor, Ogunquit and Belfast. Last year 8,324 photographers in 47 countries gathered for the international social. The event is named after Scott Kelby, the publisher of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, and will take place rain or shine.

You must be one of the first 50 people to register in order to participate; there is no registration fee.


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