The Big Picture

Shannon Reed

"As part of the 2011 Month of Photography, Illiterate Gallery hosted The Big Picture, an exhibition of grand scale contemporary black and white photography. The intent of the exhibit was to connect people through an exchange of images as information instantly transferred and blown up to large proportions. Through a combination of invitations and an international open call for entry, hundreds of images were gathered from talented photographers all over the globe and enlarged as monumental Xerox prints. The Big Picture began inside the gallery and spilled out into satellite venues, the streets of Denver and sister cities around the globe."

"The Big Picture" was the first exhibit I'd ever submitted my work to for consideration.  All of my pieces were accepted - crazy!  Anyway, I also hung out for a couple of days photographing the installation {wheat pasting!} of some prints around Denver.  

The book about the show is now available (click HERE) and I'm really honored to have had several images included in it - both my work for the show and photographs I took documenting the installation.  A huge note of thanks to both Mark Sink and Adam Gildar for the opportunity to be included in this very special project.

Westword  wrote an article about the show/book, HERE.