36 Hours in Columbia

Saturday, October 27, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:44 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A high dynamic range composition of six separate exposures taken at 6:58 a.m. at the intersection of Hitt Street and Broadway Blvd in downtown Columbia, Mo. on the morning of Friday, Oct. 12, 2007.

Like most of what we do at the Missourian, there were two purposes for capturing 36 hours in Columbia: to teach students how to plan and execute a big project and to give our readers something they’d never seen before.

It took five weeks of planning, 29 photographers, 12 picture editors, 62 photo assignments, seven pizzas, six bags of candy and countless runs for coffee. We ended up with 11,374 pictures that capture families, college presidents, gravediggers, people delivering pizza and teenagers attending the big game.

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Tim Baldwin November 26, 2007 | 10:21 p.m.

My wife and I are the artistic directors for the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration to be held January. We are in the process of putting together the program for this event in which we would like to include pictures of members of the Columbia, MO community going about their daily jobs, at play, in school, etc. The photos included in 36 Hous In Columbia are perfect for this program. Is there a way to obtain access to some of these photos taken by the journalism students? Full credit would be given for those photos used. Thanks. I hope you can help.

Tim Baldwin

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