Celebrate #WorldCameraDay: Enter FlakPhoto’s The Polaroid Project Giveaway

Today is National Camera Day. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the amazing FlakPhoto to give away five copies of The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology.

Photo by Andy Adams, FlakPhoto

Submission is FREE and you have three chances to win. FlakPhoto will draw 5 random winners from the comments, retweets and shares on Sunday, July 2.

Published to accompany a major traveling exhibition, The Polaroid Project is a creative exploration of the relationship between Polaroid’s many technological innovations and the art that was created with their help. Richly designed with over 300 illustrations, this impressive volume showcases not only the myriad and often idiosyncratic approaches taken by such photographers as Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ellen Carey, and Chuck Close, but also a fascinating selection of the technical objects and artifacts that speak to the sheer ingenuity that lay behind the art. With essays by the exhibition’s curators and leading photographic writers and historians, The Polaroid Project provides a unique perspective on the Polaroid phenomenon — a technology, an art form, a convergence of both — and its enduring cultural legacy.

Barbara Crane, Private Views, 1981.
Dennis Hopper, Los Angeles, Back Alley, 1987.
André Kertész, August 13, 1979, 1979.
Mark Klett, Contemplating the view at Muley Point, Utah 1994, 1994.

Head over to FlakPhoto for all the giveaway details and how-to. (Psst. You can also get the scoop on a special discount to save 40% on The Polaroid Project.)

Be sure to tell your photography friends about the giveaway, and good luck!

Watch a wonderful Polaroid video and learn more about the exhibition currently on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.


The Polaroid Project: Instantly fun. Forever iconic.

Recently named a notable opening by the New York Times, The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology is on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art starting on June 3.

The richly designed catalogue provides a unique perspective on the Polaroid phenomenon—a technology, an art form, a convergence of both—and its enduring cultural legacy.

 

Through the corporation’s own artist support program, which provided many with materials, Polaroid helped shape the artistic landscape of the late twentieth century. The Polaroid Project showcases not only the myriad and often idiosyncratic approaches taken by such photographers as Dennis Hopper, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ellen Carey, Andrea Wolff, Ansel Adams, Chuck Close, and many more, but also presents a fascinating selection of the technical objects and artifacts that speak to the sheer ingenuity that lay behind the art.

 

The impressive exhibition displays a variety of image sizes and formats produced over decades of time, and 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. If you are lucky enough to be in the Fort Worth area, don’t miss Ellen Carey‘s artist talk on June 10.

Enter to win a copy of the catalogue via our Goodreads giveaway (through July 1).