The Art Newspaper reported on a new project currently being developed by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) and MIT to produce a traveling exhibition of Polaroids.
“The Polaroid Project” (a working title) will look at the “artistic impact of instant photography as well as Polaroid’s lesser-known contributions to the medical, industrial and advertising fields.”
William Ewing, the former director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, says more money is needed to fund the project. The projected date for the exhibition launch is sometime in late 2015 or 2015 and the team still hope to partner with several international venues.
Ewing, along with Polaroid expert Barbara Hitchcock, will curate the exhibition and says:
“The best stuff is in private hands, but we also want people to dig deep and find the things they might have forgotten about. Some artists took beautiful photos because they were curious to experiment with the technology, but they probably didn’t think of the work as art at the time.”
If you think your Polaroids can hold its own or have questions regarding the project, you can contact William Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org
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