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The Great Picture

08.9.07   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Events   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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The largest photograph ever made will be unveiled to the public next month at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. It measures three stories high by eleven stories wide. The image was made in an aircraft hangar which was converted into a camera obscura. A single pinhole measuring one quarter inch (6mm) provided the light to the light sensitive canvas measuring 3375 square feet. The exposure time was 35 minutes and it was developed in an Olympic pool-sized tray using 1800 gallons of black and white chemistry.


The six photographers, known collectively as The Legacy Project, were aided by 400 volunteers, artists, and experts. They are Jerry Burchfield, Mark Chamberlain, Jacques Garnier, Rob Johnson, Douglas McCulloh and Clayton Spada.


The dates for the premier exhibition at Art Center College of Design, South Campus are:

Exhibit Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 6, 2007 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Artists’ Lecture:
Thursday, September 20, 2007 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Last Day of Exhibit:
Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tuesday – Friday: Noon to 9 PM, Saturday: Noon to 6 PM

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