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.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth TX
June 3-September 3 2017
WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna
December 5 2017-March 4 2018
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg
March 16-June 17 2018
C/O Berlin, Berlin
July 7-September 23 2018
Musée McCord, Montreal
June 14-September 15 2019
MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Late 2019, early 2020