World’s Largest Photo

“The Great Picture” is the world’s largest photograph taken with the biggest camera in the world. I love the fact that my little digital camera with 7 mega pixels fits in my pocket and can be taken anywhere, but I don’t think a giant jet air craft hangar sized camera will ever be very popular!

In July this year the Guinness Book of Records certified the hangar as the largest camera in the world, measuring 13.71 x 48.76 x 24.38 m (45 x 160 x 80 ft). The photograph was also confirmed to be the largest photograph on canvas, measuring 9.62 x 33.83 m (31ft 7in x 111ft).

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The photo depicts the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. It is currently on show at the Art Center College of Design, South Campus Wind Tunnel, Pasadena, California until the 29th of September.

The Legacy Project says “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.” See more about the making of the picture and the Legacy Project.

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. To be correct, it is the not the world’s largest photograph, it is the world’s largest negative.

  2. It seems there are not too many world records in the art world. At least not listed in Guinness. Not that there needs to be, just might be a way for a clever artist to get some attention.

  3. Anonymous says:

    nice article

  4. Anonymous says:

    did anyone also say that this is not just any kind of camera but a pinhole camera?

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