West Windsor, N.J. – “Pannaroma – Mercer” opens the new season at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC). The exhibit features panoramic photographs by 18 photographers who used a specially designed panoramic camera built by Thomas Roma, the Director of Photography at Columbia University. The show has been previously exhibited in New York City, Miami and New Orleans.
“Pannaroma,” named for Roma’s wife, Anna, opens Tuesday, Sept. 2 and runs through Thursday, Sept. 25. The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 4, 6 to 8 p.m., that will feature statements by some of the photographers.
The MCCC Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Directions and a campus map can be found here.
According to MCCC Photography Professor Michael Dalton, co-curator of the exhibit with Gallery Director Dylan Wolfe, Professor Roma created 31 cameras from the mid-1980s through the 1990s built on a handheld 35mm Nikon F. Dalton notes that panoramic cameras at that time were significantly heavier and used larger film, requiring the use of a tripod.