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September 29, 2023

Seeking the Next Great Photographer: Winner of New “Empire State of Mind” Photo Contest to be Announced at NAB Show New York

Top prize: Direct renowned creator Avori Henderson's next photo shoot to capture her game-changing merch drop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAB Show New York will shine a spotlight on creativity, innovation and collaboration, announcing the winner and full contest review of “Empire State of Mind presented by Bamboo.” This first-of-its-kind photo contest is seeking the next great photographer for a chance to direct a photoshoot on the streets of New York City with social media influencer and expert strategist Avori Henderson, shoot her next merch drop, speak at NAB Show New York and win $4000.

Creators will apply online via the newly released Bamboo App and build a collaborative feed with their team to showcase their artistic style. Contestants must enter by October 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Read more on NAB Amplify.

Henderson will join Bamboo CEO Nick Urbom at NAB Show New York’s Empire State of Mind: Photo Contest Finale to announce the winner and present a case study of the participants. The session will discuss how to blend visual mediums with new storytelling techniques, leverage still and moving pictures by social media channel and monetize content with winning strategies. This session will be held on October 26 at 11:30 a.m. on the show floor of the Javits Convention Center, in the new Photo+Video Lab.

Also new at the 2023 NAB Show New York in the Photo+Video Lab is Fujifilm Photowalks. Explore Hudson Yards with a camera, lighting equipment, model and a pro guide. These one-hour experiences are designed to highlight the integration between Fujifilm and, in particular the ability to transfer images from your Fujifilm camera directly online via Camera-to-Cloud (C2C) technology. NAB Show New York registration and RSVP required. Read more on NAB Amplify.

“We are excited to expand the reach of NAB Show New York to include the photography segment of the market. The Show has always been a ready resource for the visual arts community, providing an annual opportunity to explore what’s new in lighting, camera equipment, storage solutions and software,” said Chris Brown, executive vice president and managing director, NAB Global Connections and Events. “This year, we’re taking things up a notch with exciting additions, such as the Photo Contest Finale, FujiFilm Photowalks and the much-anticipated Photo+Video Lab offering an immersive photo and video experience, complete with integrated workflow demos and hands-on tech gear sampling.”

“Bamboo’s unique approach to collaborative posting and monetization is a game-changer for creators,” said Bamboo Co-Founder & CEO, Nick Urbom. “NAB Show New York brings both the leaders in broadcast and the Creator Economy together, and we are thrilled to showcase the inspiring winner of the ‘Empire State of Mind' contest with Avori Henderson, live on stage in the Photo+Video Lab this fall.”

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About NAB Show New York

NAB Show New York is the most efficient and diverse event experience on the East Coast for the broadcast, media and entertainment industry, held October 24-26 (Exhibits October 25-26) at the Javits Center. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and again co-located with the AES New York 2023 Convention, NAB Show New York is the premier event for content economy professionals to reconnect, reevaluate and rediscover ways to get more creative with new-to-market tech and existing tools through exhibits, conferences and networking events. Learn more at  

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