Wix Launches Pro Gallery And Partners With Condé Nast On Initiative To Support Emerging Photographers
Jul 26, 2016, 08:00 ET
Wix Users Will Have the Opportunity to Shoot the Cover of BRIDES or Condé Nast Traveler, or Assist on a Vanity Fair Cover Shoot
NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 /CNW/ -- Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq: WIX) has globally released the new Wix Pro Gallery, providing advanced functionality for photographers to create stunning online portfolios. To promote its global photographer community, Wix has partnered with Condé Nast and today announced a first-of-its kind contest to provide Wix users with the opportunity to shoot the cover of the magazines BRIDES or Condé Nast Traveler, or assist on a Vanity Fair cover shoot.
Through the contest launched today, users can submit their free Wix portfolio website for the chance to have their work reviewed by Condé Nast creative directors and photo editors, including Susan White, photography director at Vanity Fair, Jenifer Walter, creative director at BRIDES, and Yolanda Edwards, creative director at Condé Nast Traveler.
Once the call for submissions is closed, editors from each magazine will review all entries, and three Wix users will be chosen, one photographer for each brand. The winners will be sent on a trip to the shoot location and will have their story featured within the magazine.
"Condé Nast is a company renowned for its exceptional content and ability to identify and cultivate top creative talent," said Josh Stinchcomb, managing director of 23 Stories. "We're excited to partner with Wix on this project and give emerging photographers a platform to showcase their work to our millions of consumers."
Applicants should go to Wix.com/LookStunning to submit their portfolios by Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The three winners will be notified, and the judges review and selection will be broadcast on Thursday, August 25, 2016.
Wix.com Furthers Creative Capability Lead with Wix Pro Gallery Advanced Image Rendering and Controls – Enabling Photographers and Designers to Create Stunning Online Portfolios
Wix is enabling millions of photographers and designers with unequaled creative control and flexibility for their photographs through Wix Pro Gallery. Professional photographers can now access the ultimate complete solution for uploading and managing image quality online while making their portfolio websites #LookStunning.
More about the Wix Pro Gallery here: http://www.wix.com/wix-lp/pro-gallery
See what photographers have to say about Wix Pro Gallery: http://www.wix.com/lookstunning/covershoot#!testimonials/d83yi
"Wix Pro Gallery is the latest development in our mission to deliver a visionary platform to our more than 88 million users around the world. With this latest development we further emphasize that Wix is quite simply the best place for creative people to showcase their work," stated Omer Shai, CMO of Wix. "Photographers require specific display functionality to present their professional images and we are thrilled to have delivered the solution. Understanding the design needs of our customers drives our technology to provide unparalleled solutions."
Photographers can now showcase their images, videos and text all in one gallery on their website with complete control over the quality of their online images. Highlights of Wix Pro Gallery include:
- Advanced Image Settings. Users can now present their images in the highest quality online, with full control over image quality and image sharpness at site, gallery and image level.
- High Performance. Users are able to display thousands of high-quality images and videos without compromising website performance.
- Mobile Optimized. User photos are optimized to the highest quality per mobile device and operating system, so images look amazing on any mobile device.
- Right-Click Protection. Users are now assured that images are safe from right-click downloads.
- Easy Share & Engage. Now users can let their site visitors pick and love their favorite photos, and share them in a click.
- Video & Text. Users can customize their gallery with auto-play videos and colorful text boxes.
"Professional photographers and designers create amazing art and spend time perfecting it with professional tools on their desktop. When these images are placed on the web quality can be compromised," stated Ronny Elkayam, head of Wix Photography. "The Wix Pro Gallery addresses this by providing the most professional gallery tools available on the web. With advanced image settings, photographers control the quality and sharpness of each photo. Images are secured with built-in protections and are reproduced perfectly on any device, including mobile. Galleries are easily customized and sharable."
About Wix.com Ltd.
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 88 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. Wix ADI, the Wix Editor and a highly curated App Market enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic digital presence. Wix's headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in Be'er Sheva, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Berlin, Vilnius and Dnepropetrovsk.
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Visit some of our stunning Wix customers here: http://www.wix.com/stories/
About Condé Nast:
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting more than 100 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands, the company's portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, GQ Style, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogue, Ars Technica, The Scene, Pitchfork and Backchannel. The company's newest division, Condé Nast Entertainment, was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.
For more information, please visit condenast.com and follow @CondeNast on Twitter.
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