Camera Obscura Exhibit

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC , Fall 2007

-- Commissioned for an interactive gallery space as an example of a historical photographic apparatus, the large format Camera Obscura was designed and built by Luke Idziak to accompany a retrospective of work by Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz and seen by over 150,000 visitors.  A team of Corcoran College photography students, Chris Gibson and Natalie Cheung, were led and instructed in all design and creation stages.


-- Fully accessible and ADA compliant, the ten foot cubed, walk-in device was designed to allow museum goers an intimate and immersive experience with the inner workings of this classical perspective drawing tool, and of the world outside the camera, cast upon the inside through a lens with a number of graduated apertures that could be changed by the viewer for a customized experience.