The Tucson Portrait Project is a photo tile mosaic that has been installed under the 4th Avenue Underpass. According to the project’s official website, approximately 7,000 people were photographed for the project. Local design firm Patch & Clark photographed Tucsonans at various community events and locations. The photographs were then transferred onto tiles and mounted into panels inside the underpass.
The project was begun in 2008, and unveiled at the opening of the 4th Avenue Underpass on August 20, 2009.
To explore the mural’s panels, or for more information about the project, visit the Tucson Portrait Project Internet site: http://www.tucsonportraitproject.com/.
Henry, Bonnie. "7,000 Tucsonans' mugs immortalized." Arizona Daily Star. January 26, 2009. Page A1.
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