Meet the X Games Minneapolis Zoom photo contest finalists
Meet the finalists of the second World of X Games Zoom photography contest, running online in conjunction with X Games Minneapolis until Saturday, July 15, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Go to XGames.com/Zoom to check out all of the photos and vote for your favorite image. The winner will be announced Sunday, July 16, during the live broadcast of X Games Minneapolis 2017.Anthony Acosta
Anthony Acosta is a professional skateboard photographer from Los Angeles. His work has been featured in magazines worldwide for a decade. He enjoys the sport and respects the athletes, whom he is able to capture from angles and compositions that are unique to his craft. He has been a staff photographer for Vans shoes and The Skateboard Mag for more than 10 years.
Grover Beach, Calif.
Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.
Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, powerful landscapes. Through social media Burkard strives to share his vision of wild places with millions, and to inspire them to explore for themselves.
Finnish photographer Tero Repo moved to Verbier, Switzerland, more than 15 years ago. Today he lives in a small Swiss village, Volleges, with his wife and two kids. Repo's main focus has been snow sports for years. He has traveled to many exotic destinations to follow the best snowboarders and skiers in the world. His favorite locations are Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and Georgia (Europe). In the future, he will keep shooting snow sports, focus on other outdoor activities too and not forget to switch his camera into video mode now and then.
"Being born in a small town near the Italian-French border played a big role for me, as I was surrounded by mountains and landscapes," says Ronny Skevis. "Snowboarding became a big passion from an early age. Moving with my parents to Greece was a game-changer, but my love for snow never let up. It also led me to surfing, and after that I found out through magazines and videos that I was almost obsessed by all these 'individual' sports. Photography and videography came out of my system quite naturally. Through good times and bad times, I have realized that what keeps me going is shooting what I love."
Chris Tedesco found his love for photography through his passion for dirt bikes. While competing in New Jersey amateur motocross, he used downtime between races to practice photographing his friends on track. Being published internationally at 16, he knew that he could turn his dream into a reality. By 22, action sports and motorsport photography became his career. After more than a decade of capturing photos, Tedesco is most grateful for the experiences and friends he's made through his camera.
Silvano Zeiter is a Swiss photographer based in Zurich who mainly works on action, lifestyle and portrait photography commissioned by brands or companies commercially, as well as magazine editorials around the world. Growing up in the mountains, he understood his fascination and appreciation for the outdoors and snow, so he spent several years traveling with and documenting the best snowboarders around the globe. He recently published his first limited-edition photo art book.