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World’s Largest Photograph Goes On Exhibit

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Getting the Great Picture ready for washing. © 2010 Gina Genis

Don’t miss your chance to see the largest photograph ever made. It measures 3 stories high by 11 stories long. The Great Picture  was created by making a camera obscura out of an airplane hangar at the former El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, California. The image depicts the landscape of the Marine Base after is was abandoned, but before its transformation into the Orange County Great Park.

The Great Picture is on view at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, in Riverside, California from July 16 – October 8, 2011. Opening reception is July 16th from 6 – 9 p.m. The Sweeney is located at 3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501.

Mark Chamberlain adjusts the height of the Great Picture before washing. © 2010 Gina Genis

I had the experience of helping wash the chemicals off the Great Picture in June of 2010. To read a full account, and see photos of the process, visit my blog, Washing the Great Picture.

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About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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