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The Largest Photograph at UCR

The Great Picture, UCR

University of California Riverside is proud to share something really cool on their from Sweeney Art Gallery: the worlds largest photograph.

This may sound a bit confusing, but to explain things simply a group of artists have created the largest camera that has taken the largest photo, which is on display at the Sweeney now. The group of artists are The Legacy Project, which includes Jerry Burchfield, Mark Chamberlain, Rob Johnson, Jacques Garnier, Douglas McCulloh, and Clayton Spada. The group sought to challenge traditional painting and digital photography by creating this statement piece. Only exhibited twice, it is currently up at the Culver Center of the Arts.

The piece is 32” x 111” feet, essentially “three stories tall by eleven stories wide”–but that is only one third of the exhibit. The other parts are process pieces and documentaries that chronicle the creation of the photo (including a look at the airplane hangar that served as a giant pinhole camera) and an exhibit of work from the six artists who are The Legacy Project.

We highly recommend you guys take a trek to see this before the end October’s end, when the photo will be coming down. The huge piece has only been exhibited twice before and, with it being so hard to move and likely store, this may be the last time for a while you’ll get to see it in Los Angeles.

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