The 20,000 photo lomographic mosaic that is the World Lomographic Piece was a huge success! In this case, its size told of how widely and warmly it was received. Here's our account of the opening event!
Account as recalled by Lodz’s very own anyway
Everything went just as good as it could go! We finished setting everything up exactly one hour before opening – the last photos were glued to the floor, the stage was ready for the artists to step on and begin the concert. At 6 p.m. our workshops started. Around 40 people attended – some of them knew what the hell Lomography was, some of them didn’t. It took an hour and a half, more or less, to present the society, the different cameras and techniques, and answer all the questions!
After the workshops, at long last we unveiled our exhibition to the crowd. Before we let people in the Lomographic room we first asked them to step outside so they could admire the magical lomographic mosaic from a distance as well as from another perspective!
After presenting our Lomographic Piece or Peace – what we were promoting as well as homophone of ‘Piece’ which in Polish is “Pokoj” and also means room – as a whole everyone got the opportunity to get inside and take a look at each individual photo! All attendees were amazed not only by the exhibition in its entirety (20,000 photos in one place is certainly impressive) but also by each and every one of the fancy pictures used!
The last visitors arrived at 2.00 a.m! After this late night, or early morning, visit our vernissage finally came to a close. You can ooh and aah at the photos of the event in our gallery below.
Seizing the opportunity we would like to thank all of the lomographers who took the time to send us their photos through the rumble as without you our Worlds Lomographic Piece couldn’t be called “Worlds” now could it? Together we’ve built something big, something memorable, something that’s definitely unforgettable. We did it! We created our mutual lomographic reality! Many, many thanks! Check the room out for yourself in the video below!
Shot by Christofer Luca