An ongoing nighttime community photography project now 35 years and counting, the RIT Big Shot annually invites hundreds of participants to collaborate in making over-sized photographs of scenes of interest. Described as a “painting with light,” local photography enthusiasts “paint” or shine their light sources onto a particular area of the subject while RIT photographers make an extended exposure. Begun by RIT Professors Michael Peres and Bill DuBois in 1987, Big Shot photographers have captured such sites as Kodak Tower (Rochester, N.Y.), Churchill Downs (Louisville, Ky.), AT&T (formerly Cowboys) Stadium (Arlington, Texas), and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.). Internationally, the Big Shot team photographed Pile Gate in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. The RIT Big Shot Photographs and History: 1987–2022 is a handsomely designed catalogue accompanying the eponymous exhibition hosted by RIT University Gallery, August 15–October 16, 2022. The catalogue presents a dynamic, comprehensive display of the Big Shot photographs and stories behind them. The Big Shot is produced and co-sponsored by RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).
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Reception: - to
Location: University Gallery, Booth Hall, second floor
Publisher: RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (09/2022)
Illustrations: 97 color
Size: 6.7 x 9 in.
Shipping Weight: 1lb