Technical notes on the camera obscura:


• The LENS of the camera was custom built: It is an achromatic Doublet lens with 6 inches diameter and 102 inches focal length (f/17). The lens is fully coated to reduce reflections.


• The CAMERA was built under strict specifications to meet both public access codes and the needs of the artistic project which require the camera to be portable (able to be re-installed in different sites), large enough to accommodate as many as 25 people at a time.


• Our eyes naturally see things upside down; it is our brain that processes the image "right side up".


• Revealed Portfolio 1.0 consists of 22 photographs


• Revealed portfolio photos are archival pigment ink prints and measure 24" X 24"


• Portfolio 1.0 was created with a Hasselblad H2 camera with a 22 MP Leaf back, June, 2006.


A special portfolio of high quality photographic prints have been created using this camera obscura and featuring images from the site-specific performance. For information on viewing and purchasing these prints, please contact Stephan Koplowitz at


For more information about REVEALED or any questions, please write to the same address. REVEALED is actively seeking producing partners and sites for future installations and performances. Please contact Stephan Koplowitz at with any questions or information.




For the re-opening of the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Stephan Koplowitz created (In) Formations, a two-part performance/installation that reflects the great treasures of the Library for the Performing Arts and its importance to the performing arts world.  Forty dancers performed on Lincoln Center Plaza in front of the Library and along the wall of the Metropolitan Opera and on threefloors inside the Library for the Performing Arts.   An original score by Quentin Chiappetta incorporated music and sound selections from the Library collections and fragments of interviews with Library staff.  Original costumes by Christianne Myers referenced the Library building and collections and longtime Koplowitz collaborator Tony Giovannetti was the lighting designer.  The 15 minute work was performed several times during each evening.


Mr. Koplowitz made ingenious use of the space outside the library and the enormous windowed facade of its entrance.

-Jack Anderson, The New York Times


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