Polaroid is the medium that would not die.

Haven’t we all heard that Polaroid is dead? Turns out it is more like the undead. For someone who loves zombies like I do, that’s wonderful news.

A new book titled The Polaroid Project has just been published by Thames and Hudson to accompany a major traveling exhibition. As its subtitle suggests, the book explores the relationship between Polaroid’s technological innovations and the impressive variety of photographic images produced with instant cameras and materials. The book features some work rarely seen before in previous books about Polaroid, but the meat of the book is the essays written by the curators of the exhibition as well as some of the leading photo critics and historians.  

Exhibition Venues

Amon Carter Museum of American ArtFort Worth TX

June 3-September 3 2017

WestLicht Museum for PhotographyVienna

December 5 2017-March 4 2018

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe HamburgHamburg

March 16-June 17 2018

C/O BerlinBerlin

July 7-September 23 2018

Musée McCordMontreal

June 14-September 15 2019

MIT MuseumCambridge, Massachusetts

Late 2019, early 2020

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