GREAT WIDE OPEN: PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Client: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
An exhibition of panoramic photos including 60 images by 35 photographers. To capture vast horizons, early photographers of the American West pieced frames together to produce a panorama. Later, large-format cameras were invented. The exhibition gathered those images from American history as well as many from the contemporary West captured by photographers currently working in panoramic format. Included, for example, are Eadweard Muybridge's thirteen-panel panorama of San Francisco from 1878 alongside Mark Klett's "re-photography" of the city from the same location in 1990. Curatorial Assistance managed aspects of the exhibition including architectural design, fabrication and installation of exhibition components, development and production of interpretive materials, and loan consolidation and dispersal.
Los Angeles Times review
Publication information (Merrell Publishers, January 2003)