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INSTANTANEOUS: THE POLAROID LEGACY @ ANCHORLIGHT

Red, White and Blue House, LA by Richard McCabe

Red, White and Blue House, LA by Richard McCabe

FEATURED ARTISTS:

BILL MCALLISTER

POLLY CHANDLER

HARLAN CAMPBELL

LISA MCCARTY

BRYCE LANKARD

RICHARD MCCABE

TANNER MESSER

ZOE WISEMAN

AND OTHERS

From its inception in 1947, the Polaroid system inspired artists to experiment–to dazzling effect–with the cameras’ unique technologies. Edwin Land, the inventor of the first Polaroid instant camera, remarked on his discovery, “Photography will never be the same.” And he was right. Polaroid photographs have been used and ingeniously manipulated by Walker Evans, David Hockney, Barbara Kasten, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucas Samaras, and others. Polaroids affected and, in many instances, forever changed the way they captured the world around them.

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