Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Epic Artwork in the Running for Place in Record Books

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Epic Artwork in the Running for Place in Record Books

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THE Running Line snakes its way around Saltwell Park, Gateshead, woven through trees and along paths.

A unique installation created by photographer Julian Germain, the display certainly seems to stretch for miles.

And so it does - 13.1 miles to be exact.

This spectacular feast for the eye may soon find its way into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest photographic exhibition.

The book's judges will be visiting Gateshead this week to see if The Running Line fits their criteria to win the title.

Containing 139,000 photographs of The Great North Run 2006 donated by amateur and professional photographers, the exhibition is one that has captured the imagination of hundreds of visitors.

Yesterday Julian Germain, who developed the concept of The Running Line, gave a guided tour of his work.

Julian's idea celebrates an event that brings so many people together and the hope and enthusiasm that it embodies.

After being invited to watch the run by its cultural programme manager Beth Rowson, Julian was struck by the atmosphere and by the number of people taking photographs. …

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