The Rise and Fall of Polaroid
An interview with Christopher Bonanos.
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Before the Polaroid Co. introduced the Model 95 camera in November 1948, photography was a slow process. Photographers who didn’t have access to a dark room had to send their exposed films away for processing and wouldn’t see their photographs for at least a week. In Instant: The Story of Polaroid, New York magazine’s Christopher Bonanos discusses Polaroid’s visionary founder, Edwin Land; the company’s amazing string of inventions; and its gradual decline. The interview lasts around 30 minutes.
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