The Polaroid Project:

At the Intersection of Art & Technology

A color photograph of four vertically-oriented abstract stapes, the bottom half of each is black, and the tops are blue, red, and yellow.
June 3–September 3, 2017
Second floor

The Polaroid Project surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second half of the 20th century. The company’s ability to create a camera-based image in one relatively seamless process revolutionized the ways photography was used by amateurs, artists, and professionals. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists including Ansel Adams, Rien Bazen, Phillipe Halsman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andrea Wolff, The Polaroid Project showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades and a variety of image sizes and formats, highlighting the rich legacy of technological and artistic experimentation that the company enabled prior to its obsolescence.

Installation Photos

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This exhibition has been organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne, in collaboration with the MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., and the WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna.