19 Dec 13 – 23 Mar 14, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA
In 1948, the inventor Edwin Land hired the photographer Ansel Adams to try out a new camera that accomplished the unthinkable: it produced black and white photographs outside the darkroom in one minute. Over the next 20 years, Land’s company, Polaroid, invited dozens of other artists, including Minor White and Walker Evans, to test his creation. “Artists, even some we don’t think of as photographers, experimented with this technology in part because they were getting the materials for free,” says Mary-Kay Lombino, a curator at the Frances...
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