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Opening at San Diego's Joseph Bellows Gallery this week, landscape photographer Michael Light's tightly-edited collection of 129 of the 32,000 images shot during the mission to the moon commemorate the 40th anniversary of the event.

A literally unworldly visual narrative of these lunar missions, Light focuses on rarely-seen images, showcasing the beautiful aesthetic of the spacewalk, lunar lander and the blue orb that we call home.

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The body of work comes from the San Francisco-based artist's project completed between 1995 and 2000, when he worked with NASA to go through their archives. Using the latest direct digital photographic printing processes, Light created stunningly-detailed prints of the images captured by that small band of astronauts who defied death on the six missions between 1963 and 1972.

Pick up the book from Amazon or Powell's and see more images below.

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Full Moon: The Apollo Missions
Opening reception: 17 October 2009, 5–8pm
17 October-5 December 2009
Joseph Bellows Gallery
7661 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037 map
tel. +1 858 456 5620

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