The Camera Must Have One Heck of a Battery to Keep a Charge That Long

Jonathon Keats wants to set a world record in photography that he won’t live long enough to see. Nor will his children, or his children’s children for many generations. It’s a project that won’t complete for a millennium.

Keats plans to capture the world’s slowest photograph, a 1,000-year-long exposure of the city of Tempe, Arizona, that will be finished in the Spring of 3015.

The camera for the project will be unveiled tomorrow at the Arizona State University Art Museum. When installed in place at the museum’s sculpture garden trellis three floors above ground, the camera will be pointed at the city’s skyline in order to capture how civilization changes over time.

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