Free Gigapxl Photo Exhibit in Celebration of Art & Humanities Month

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 6, 2011) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art will feature part of its Permanent Collection of the Graham Flint Portrait of America: Images from the Gigapxl™ Project at the Lake Pavilion (101 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL) on the West Palm Beach Waterfront to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month in October.

The dynamic exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be open Thursdays to Sundays for three weeks, beginning October 13. Guests can tour the exhibit on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those interested are invited to a public reception on Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. that celebrates the exhibition’s return. It has not been shown locally in four years.

The exhibit highlights cutting-edge photography, as images are featured using digital cameras that take high-resolution images measured in ‘gigapixels.’ This means that photographs are so detailed you in zoom in to 1/10,000th of the original image and still retain high-quality information.

The inventor of that technology is physicist-turned-photographer Graham Flint, designer of high-powered cameras for uses ranging from Cold War espionage to the Hubble Space Telescope. Since 2000, he has been producing ultra-high-resolution Gigapxl™ photographs (more than one billion pixels). With cutting edge optics, film technology, and digital processing, Flint has been able to create photographs with unprecedented amounts of detail.

This exhibition presents Flint’s images from his “Portrait of America” project which was subsequently integrated into the massive Google Earth Project. Flint’s awe-inspiring photographs documenting landscape and imagery are printed at maximum resolution, resulting in images that render the finest detail (even numbers on license plates).

The event is sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AIPP) committee. For more information about the City of West Palm Beach and its waterfront events, visit www.wpb.org/waterfront. For more information about the City of West Palm Beach’s Arts in Public Places, visit www.wpb.org/AIPP.