Sunday, December 13, 2009

6,000 Tucsonans in the 4th Avenue underpass

It's not the crowd for the 4th Avenue Street Fair or the hundreds of runners and walkers from Meet Me at Maynard's. It's the faces of Tucsonans that (eventually will) line the walls of the underpass on panels.

The right-hand photo shows the title tile. It's at the southwest end of the tunnel. (As always, you can click on it for a larger view.)

The Tucson Portrait Project took the photos, and the murals are appearing one by one. Want to find someone? Type their first name into the search box at Then choose a face from the group of images you get to see a larger version and the person's name, as well as which of the panels you'll find it on.

You can see some of the photographer's favorite portraits and the artist statement on the Conrad Wilde Gallery page about the project.

Update (July 28, 2019): Those last two links are broken, but we've left them here for historical reasons. Unfortunately, the Project was never finished.


Unknown said...

The link to search for my tile in the is broken. Please fix so I can direct out of town guests to find me and other friends. From herstory

Unknown said... doesn't work.