The Light Factory’s Moment Mile

December 17, 2014 - February 22, 2015

Mint Museum Uptown


In association with The Light Factory, Mint Museum UPTOWN hosts a pop-up photography show in the museum’s Level 5 expansion space.

In fall 2014, The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film invited photographers—new and seasoned—to participate in Moment Mile. Led by Sean Busher, the project sought to build awareness of and support for their recent re-opening. On 1 November, 138 photographers gathered in uptown Charlotte. At 6:15 p.m., the photographers stood in predetermined spots on the mile-long stretch of Tryon Street and simultaneously clicked their shutters. Then, exactly five minutes later at 6:20 p.m., they did so once again on the opposite side of the street. Stitched together, the two resulting prints – each 100 feet long and 11inches tall – capture a single moment of a stretch of Charlotte’s urban core and acts as a historical marker of the city circa 2014.

“Participatory projects like Moment Mile are a new avenue that involve the Charlotte community in what we are doing at The Light Factory, and more broadly involve others in the art of film and photography,” said Busher, who is a board member for The Light Factory and Charlotte advertising photographer.

Moment Mile will be on view from December 17, 2014 through February 22, 2015 in Mint Museum Uptown’s Level 5 expansion space – raw, unfinished space on the museum’s top floor first used fall of 2014 for The Boombox Project, a pop-up gallery of photos by Lyle Owerko. This new project, which will occupy even more of the space first glimpsed during the Boombox run, will continue the museum’s recent emphasis on contemporary photography as an art form.

The Moment Mile project was supported funded by the Arts & Science Council, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Wells Fargo.

Moment Mile is FREE to the public during regular museum hours – 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.  Museum visitors will receive special admission stickers to visit the Level 5 gallery without paying museum admission fees.

For the latest updates and more information about the The Light Factory visit, or @TheLightFactory. If interested in participating in the Moment Mile project, sign up at or contact Sean Busher at

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