Media Coverage

006-Press-conference-1511Work by the Legacy Project collaborative has been featured in hundreds of publications in the United States, Asia, Europe, and across the globe. Coverage includes prestigious art journals such as Art in America, Photographie, AfterImage, Juxtapoz, People’s Photography Magazine (People’s Republic of China), and Black & White Magazine. Media coverage includes newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Der Spiegel (Germany), The Guardian (England), and The People’s Daily (Beijing), as well as international electronic media such as BBC Worldwide, CNN News, CCTV China, ABC, NBC, CBS, CRI China Radio International, CBC Canada, and National Public Radio (U.S.)

Selected Media Coverage

“Developed World”
Smithsonian Magazine, July/August, 2014
(By Kirstin Fawcett)

“In Mostra la Foto Piu Grande del Mondo”
FotoZona Magazine (Italy), June 5, 2014
(By Giulio Mandara)

“Giant Photo Was Taken with the World’s Largest Pinhole Camera”
New York Daily News, May 15, 2014
(By Meg Wagner)

“Big Picture Thinking”
Daily Mail (London), May 13, 2014
(By Julian Robinson)

“BC Space Presents New Exhibit: ‘Vanishing Points’”
Stu News Laguna, May 9, 2014
(By Stu Saffer)

“World’s Largest Photograph Requires an Aircraft Hangar to Accommodate Its Size”
Digital Trends, May 6, 2014
(By Les Shu)

“Massive 3,000 Square Foot Pinhole Photo on Display”
Digital Photography Review, May 2, 2014
(By David Schloss)

“World’s Largest Photograph Goes on Display at National Air and Space Museum”
Pop Photo, May 2, 2014
(By Tim Barribeau)

“‘Great Picture’ on Display at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum”
ArtDaily, April 23, 2014
(By Carolina Farias)

“‘The Great Picture’ Goes on View at National Air and Space Museum”
Smithsonian Newsdesk, April 22, 2014
(By Alison Mitchell)

“Contemporary Arts Center Gets the Big Picture”
The New Orleans Advocate, December 12, 2013
(By John D’Addario)

“The Great Picture at the CAC”
New Orleans Defender, November 25, 2013
(By Cheryl Castjohn)

“The Great Picture: Making the World’s Largest Photograph”
Large Format Photography Australia, June 1, 2013
(By David Tatnall)

“10 Superlative de Fotografie”
fotoMAGAZINE (Germany), Mai, 2012
(By Alexandra Jahr)

“Great Park: Record Photo Brings ‘Craziness Factor’”
The Orange County Register, November 20, 2011
(By Jeff Overly)

“Recommended Exhibitions: The Great Picture: The World’s Largest Photograph”
ArtScene, September, 2011
(By Liz Goldner)

“Creating the ‘Great Picture’”
Art Ltd., September, 2011
(By Liz Goldner)

“The Great Picture”
The California Report, National Public Radio, August 5, 2011
(By Steven Cuevas)

“World’s Largest Photograph on Display”
KPCC, National Public Radio Pasadena/Los Angeles, July 29, 2011
(By Steven Cuevas)

“Hanging the Great Picture”
Video Story—KPCC, National Public Radio Pasadena/Los Angeles, July 29, 2011
(By Grant Slater)

“World’s Largest Photo on Display”
North County Times, July 29, 2011
(By Tyler Stallings/City News Service)

“Largest Photograph in the World on Display”
KTLA Television, Los Angeles, July 26, 2011
(By Dave Malkoff)

“World’s Largest Photograph on View”
ArtDaily, July 13, 2011
(By Ignacio Villarreal)

“World’s Largest Photo Goes On Display”
CNET Australia, July 19, 2011
(By Alexandra Savvides)

“The Largest Ever Photograph Squeezed Into an Art Museum”
Popular Photography, July 18, 2011
(By Tim Barribeau)

“The Great Picture at UC Riverside”
Design Arts Daily, July 14, 2011
(By Peggy Roalf)

“The Great Picture—A Photo History Landmark”
Huffington Post Arts, July 11, 2011
(By Bill Bush)

“Southland Photographers To Unveil World’s Biggest Photograph”
KPCC, National Public Radio Pasadena/Los Angeles, July 5, 2011
(By Steven Cuevas)

“Gallery Will Exhibit World’s Largest Photo”
Press Enterprise, June 17, 2011
(By Tyler Stallings)

“The World’s Largest Camera and Photograph”
Lomography Magazine, April 21, 2011
(By Tomas Bates)

“Size Matters for This Picture”
Daily Pilot, March 19, 2011
(By Joanna Clay)

“World’s Largest Photo Goes to China”
Arts Orange County, March, 2011
(By Richard Stein)

“Phantoms Phorever”
CNN Headline News/Charter Local Edition, Los Angeles, California
Four-and-a-half minute television interview with Tracy Young
December 9, 2010

“Fresh Hot Art”
Orange County Register, July 30, 2010
(By Richard Chang)

“Mything in Action”
Art Scene, April, 2010
(By Daniella Walsh)

“Building a Camera Obscura Out of Ice”
Kyoto Journal #69, November, 2008
(By Sato Tokihiro)

“Photos Document Legacy of Great Park”
Orange County Register, August 5, 2008
(By Sean Emery)

“The World’s Largest Photograph Is a ‘Great Picture’””
ITN Source Television, U.K., September 10, 2007
Distributed Worldwide
(By Ian CheeWah)

“World’s Largest Photograph”
Reuters Television, September 6, 2007
Distributed Worldwide
(By Pavitha George)

“A Big Photo Finished”
Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2007
(By Allen J. Schaben)

Radio interview “The World’s Largest Photograph”
KPCC, National Public Radio Pasadena/Los Angeles
“Offramp;” Jonathan Rabe
August 31, 2007

Radio interview (15 minute segment): “The Great Picture”
KPCC, National Public Radio Pasadena/Los Angeles
Patt Morrison
August 31, 2007

“The Great Picture”
AfterCapture Magazine, August/September, 2007
(By Larry Brownstein)

“Picture This”
The Press-Enterprise, August 31, 2007
(By Pat O’Brien)

“The Legacy Project to Exhibit the World’s Largest Photograph”
PhotoReporter Magazine, July 15, 2007
(By Jon Sienkiewicz)

“The World’s Largest Photograph”
WS (20 minute segment)
Jack Warren
June 29, 2007

“The Legacy Project and The Great Picture—A World’s Record for Photography”
Photo Talk Radio (45 minute segment)
Howard Lipin and Michael D. Garcia
April 28, 2007

Television interview (30 minute segment): “The Great Picture Featured at Laguna Art Museum”
KOCE Public Television, Orange County/Los Angeles
and Time Warner Cable, Orange County
Larry Marino
January 4, 2007

“State of Photography” [Current Photography in California]
Afterimage 34:3, Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.
November/December, 2006
Publication of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York
(By Thomas McGovern)

“Gallery Exhibit: Steps Along Way to Base’s Reimagining”
Laguna Beach Independent, December 22, 2006
(By Mark Chamberlain)

Radio interview (14 minute segment): “The Great Picture”
KRLA Talk Radio, Orange County/Los Angeles
Larry Marino
December 10, 2006

“Orange County Great Park”
Art in America, November, 2006
(By Nancy Princenthal)

“Notes From the Field: Photographic Project to Create the World’s Largest Camera”
Afterimage, Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.
Art and Activism Special Issue, October, 2006
Publication of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York
(By Karen vanMeenan)

“Bird’s Eye View”
Juxtapoz Magazine, October, 2006
(By Meg Linton)

“World’s Largest Photograph”
Society for Photographic Education Newsletter, Summer, 2006
(By Hannah Frieser)

Television Program (15 minute segment): “The Biggest Photograph in the World”
National Public Television, originated by KCET Television, Los Angeles,
Life and Times, Roger Cooper
August 26, 2006

“Jet Hanger World’s Largest Camera”
Los Angeles Times: The Week in Photos, July 15, 2006
(By Don Kelson)

“Photo in California Believed To Be the World’s Largest”

July 14, 2006 and immediately subsequent dates

Stories, photographs, and video feeds from multiple originating parties carried worldwide in hundreds of media outlets, including, Print Media: Afterimage • Anchorage Daily News • Arizona Republic • Art in America • Associated Press • Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Austin American-Statesman • Belleville News • Biloxi Sun Herald • Boston News • B/W Magazine • Charleston Gazette • Charlotte Observer • Chicago Daily Herald • Chicago Tribune • Coast Magazine • Contra Costa Times • Der Speigel • The Desert Sun • Detroit News • Duluth News-Tribune • Examiner National • Forbes • Fort Wayne Journal Gazette • Fort Wayne News Sentinel • Fort Worth Star-Telegram • Fresno Bee • Gainesville Sun • The Guardian • Guardian Observer (UK) • Herald News Daily (South Dakota) • The Hindu (India) • Houston Chronicle • Irvine World News • The Journal of News Lower Hudson • Juxtapoz Magazine• Kyoto News • Lakeland Ledger • Las Vegas Sun • The Lakeland Ledger • Lexington Herald-Ledger • Long Beach Press Telegram • Los Angeles Times • Marshall News Messenger • Memphis Commercial Appeal • The Mercury News • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Mississippi Sun Herald • Modesto Bee • Monterey County Herald • Myrtle Beach Sun News • Newsday • New York Times • New Zealand Herald • Orange County Register • Orange County Weekly • Palm Beach Post • The People’s Daily (Beijing) • People’s Photography Magazine (People’s Republic of China) • Photographie Magazine (Germany) • Pioneer Press • Press-Enterprise • Rocky Mountain Telegram • Sacramento Bee • San Diego Union-Tribune • San Francisco Examiner • San Jose Mercury News • San Luis Obispo Tribune • Sarasota Herald Tribune • Seattle Post-Intelligencer • Seattle Times • Society for Photographic Education Newsletter • South Carolina Post & Courier • Toronto Star • Washington Tri-City Herald • Twin Cities Pioneer Press • USA Today • Viet Tribune • Virginia Daily News Record • Washington Post • Wilmington Star-News • Wired Magazine Broadcast Media: ABC News • Associated Press TV • CBS 4 Boston • CBS 4 Denver • CBS 11 Texas • CBS News • CCTV-9 (People’s Republic of China) • CNN Headline News • CTV Canada • The Discovery Channel (international distribution) • Fox 11 Los Angeles • KABC-TV Los Angeles • KCBS-TV Los Angeles • KDKA- TV • KCET- TV Los Angeles • KEYE- TV Austin • KFMB- TV San Diego • KGO- TV San Francisco • KLAS- TV Las Vegas • KNBC- TV Los Angeles • KCOE- TV Orange County • KPHO- TV Phoenix • KTBC- TV Austin • KTRK- TV Houston • KXTV Sacramento • KYTX- TV Florida • KYW- TV Philadelphia • WAGA- TV Atlanta • WBBM- TV Chicago • WITI- TV Milwaukee • WIZ- TV Baltimore • WNYW- TV New York • WPBI- TV Philadelphia • WSYN- TV Florida • WTXL- TV Florida • BBC Radio London • Canadian Current Affairs CBC Radio Canada • CRI (China Radio International – People’s Republic of China) • Hi Def Radio • KNX Los Angeles • KPCC Radio Pasadena • Metro Radio Network • National Public Radio • WCBS Radio New York • WTOP Radio Washington, D.C.Web Media: ABC • As It Happens (Toronto) • AZ • • CBC Arts Online • CBC .CA (Canada Broadcasting Company) • • • • Orange County • • Discovery Reports Canada (Discovery Channel) • • • Independent Online iol (South Africa) • • • LA • • • • New Jersey On Line • New Scientist Weblog • Newsday (New York) • PDN Online • People’s Daily Online (People’s Republic of China) • • • PR • • Society for Photographic Education • • Wired News • Yahoo News

Radio Report: “Big Picture”
Mike Landa
KNX Newsradio/Los Angeles
July 13, 2006

Radio Interview: “Record-Breaking Photograph”
Patt Morrison
National Public Radio/KPCC, Pasadena/Los Angeles
July 6, 2006

Radio Interview: “Pinhole Camera Won’t Offer Wallet-Sized Photos”
NPR Weekend Edition, Liane Hansen
National Public Radio—Nationwide
June 18, 2006

“Shutter At The Thought: A Quest for a Giant Photo Turns a Hanger Into An Old-Style Camera”
Orange County Register, June 15, 2006
(By Jeff Overley and Sonya Smith)

“Photographers Find a New Way to See El Toro”
Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2006
(By Roy Rivenburg)
(Front Page, California Section)

Radio Interview: “The Great Picture”
Morning Edition, Steve Julian
National Public Radio/KPCC, Pasadena/Los Angeles
June 14, 2006

“Jumbo Camera Taking World’s Largest Photo”
Associated Press, June 13, 2006
(By Gillian Flaccus)

Story circulated worldwide with seven photographs by Chris Carlson and video feed; carried in 400+ newspapers and media outlets, including Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Guardian (UK), Seattle Times, Washington D.C. Examiner, San Diego Tribune, Yahoo News,, Lycos News,,,, news, MSNBC, WCBS Radio 880 New York, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Contra Costa Times, ABC 7 TV Philadelphia, CBS 4 TV Boston, NBC 4 Los Angeles, CBS TV Austin, ABC TV Oklahoma City.

Television Story: “Record Photo Effort”
KOCE Television, Orange County/Los Angeles
June 12, 2006

“World’s Largest Camera to Create World’s Largest Photo”
Pinhole Visions, May 21, 2006
(By Gregg Kemp)

“A Hanger, a Pinhole, and a World’s Record:
Building the World’s Biggest Camera”
Photo District News Online, May 12, 2006
(By Daryl Lang)

Radio Interview: “Ghosts of El Toro”
Talk of the City, Kitty Felde
National Public Radio/KPCC, Pasadena/Los Angeles
November 15, 2005

“Photos of Epic Transformation”
OC Metro Magazine, July 7, 2005.
(By Liz Goldner)

“Exhibit Depicts Evolution of Former Military Base”
Irvine World News, June 9, 2005.
(By Michael Rydzynski)

“The Legacy Project”
The Laguna News-Post, April 8, 2005.
(By Mark Chamberlain)

“Ghosts of El Toro”
Irvine News, November 10, 2002.
(By Daniella Walsh)