The Great Picture

In the summer of 2006, the six photographic artists of The Legacy Project unveiled the world’s largest photograph at a special reception held inside the world’s largest camera. This mammoth photograph is three stories high by eleven stories long and provides a panoramic view of a portion of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro that is destined to become the heart of the Orange County Great Park.

The photograph is a magnificent tribute to a historic turning point in Orange County history as well as a statement about the evolution of the photographic medium, hand versus mechanical/technological processes, and the importance of “vision machines” to the advancement of culture.

This record setting project qualifies for two categories in the Guinness Book of World Records: the world’s largest photograph and the world’s largest camera.

The Great Picture was produced on-site in a former airplane hangar converted over a two month period by the six photographic artists of The Legacy Project into the world’s largest camera. Support from hundreds of individuals, businesses, and sponsors made the project possible.


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