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Well we did it and now you can see the image in Thinktank

Mosaic in the picture for record

Thousands of people from across the West Midlands have succeeded in their attempt to break the world record to create the biggest ever photo mosaic.

Nearly 113,000 people from across the region sent in photographs between January and June connected to their daily lives.

The photos have been used to create a giant mosaic, the size of three tennis courts.

It is now on display at Birmingham's Thinktank at Millennium Point.

Eight photographs, taken by people from Birmingham, the Black Country, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent, and Warwickshire, were shortlisted to be picked as the top photograph from the total of 112,896 entries.

The entire mosaic was formed to display the winning photograph, by 17-year-old Lucy Moore of Tipton, in the Black Country.

She took a picture of a portrait taken of her amateur boxer grandfather Arthur James Bunce in 1926 when he was also 17.

She said: "It just means so much to my family that photo, and it means so much that it was picked.

"We all have that picture in our homes and my brother even has it tattooed on his back, it's that special."

The previous record for a photo mosaic was set in Shanghai, China, on 27 April, and made up of 105,196 individual photos of babies.

'Thrilled to bits'

The West Midlands project, called The Big Picture, was funded by the Arts Council to encourage people in the West Midlands to get involved in the arts through photography.

The new record was confirmed by Guinness World Records on Saturday.

Kerry Endsor, The Big Picture manager, said: "The reaction was amazing.

"When we first started, the record was much lower - about 60,000 photos, and we debated over whether we'd even beat that.

"Luckily for us, we got about 6,000 in the first few days and that reaction continued. We're thrilled to bits."

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1. A number of my community worker colleagues have had their photos included in the Wolverhampton section.

2. Maybe its just as well if you were doing anything objectionable at the time,Feltip?:lol:

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From the Mail

Proud Lucy sees the bigger picture
Aug 25 2008 By Kat Keogh

BIRMINGHAM has won gold with a boxing knockout in a record-breaking attempt to create the world’s biggest picture.

Thousands of people from across the West Midlands sent in their photographs to smash the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest picture mosaic.

More than 110,000 images filled an area the size of three tennis courts outside Birmingham’s Thinktank museum as part of the Big Picture project to create a portrait of the region.

The pictures were pieced together to create the final image of amateur boxer Arthur Bunce, based on a picture taken in 1926.

The image of Tipton-born Arthur, who died in 1987 aged 78, beat off competition from seven other finalists to form the final picture.

Arthur’s granddaughter Lucy Moore, who submitted the winning snap, said it was the proudest moment of her life.

The 17-year-old said: “Even though I never met my grandad I know how much he meant to everyone.

“My brother Michael even has the same image tattooed on his back!”

The successful world record attempt was the culmination of a six-month project by Arts Council England, and short-listed entries included Liz Combellack’s picture of the Birmingham Markets and an image captured by Solihull College photography student Stephen O’Loughlin.

Big Picture project manager Kerry Endsor said Arthur’s picture embodied the spirit of the West Midlands.

“The image of Arthur is representative the love people have for their family and the passion we have for sport that is typical across the West Midlands.

“We asked people to share their stories and Lucy’s story showed how much her grandfather and the picture meant to her and her family. A huge amount of work has gone into this project.”
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