This camera takes a 1,000-year exposure! Meet the Millennium Camera

Millenium camera looking out over the town of Tucson Arizona
(Image credit: Jonathon Keats | Christopher Richards, University Communications | University of Arizona)

How will the earth change in the next thousand years? This question was pondered by experimental philosopher, Jonathon Keats, which led to an experiment to document the dynamic changes in the Arizona landscape, using a 1,000-year exposure. The exposure will be open from 2023-3023.

A research associate at the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts, Keats is fascinated with what he dubs "Deep Time Photography". According to the university: "Deep Time Photography is an art-and-science project by Jonathon Keats, aiming to photographically document the next thousand years of environmental change in the Sonoran Desert and beyond." 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.