Entertainment September 6
A Fascinating Look At The Paralympics; A Huge Wall, 30,000 Photos, Captured On Film

If you find yourself over in London before the end of the year, here's something you might want to check out. At the Museum of London (not far from St. Paul's Cathedral), there's a photo exhibit celebrating the 2012 Paralympic Games.

But this isn't just any photo exhibit. This one is 65 metres long (nearly 200 feet) and it's made up of 30,000 individual photographs - all of them captured by ordinary people and amateur photographers on film.

That's right, film. Not digital.

The project is part of a series of "Lomowalls" created by a company called Lomography, which specializes in analogue photography. The theme of the project is 'Inspiring and Achieving in London 2012.'


15,000 people from 32 countries submitted pictures. They didn't have to be directly sports related, or shot in London. They just had to be shot on film.

The company also photographed more than 30 athletes from Great Britain training for the games from various sports including judo, equestrian, archery and tennis.

Not all of the photos were selected for the final exhibit, which consists of 400 panels and was put together by the company's design experts. They were printed in Vienna (where Lomography is based) before being displayed in London.


If you look at the exhibit from far away, it looks like a giant mosaic full of colour. But when you look up close, you can see each individual photo.


And here's a short video the company put together, to show how they built the exhibit.

The LomoWall at the Museum of London is free and will be open until January 6th, 2013. The company has built others that have been on display at the Photokina Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany; Trafalgar Square in London; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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