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TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

6 Apr

TIME ZERO: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

TIME ZERO (debuting this month) is a documentary film that chronicles the passionate efforts of a small team of photographers who tried to keep instant photography alive. One of our favorite instant film photographers Grant Hamilton is the man behind the project and we couldn’t be happier that the movie is finally ready.


@ 12:30PM

Somerville Theatre, Screen 1
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
For tickets and info:

via Azuree Wiitala (@xo_azuree) (@TIMEZEROmovie)

24 Hours by Erik Kessels

14 Nov

24 Hours by Erik Kessels

This installation by curator Erik Kessels is composed of over a million prints uploaded over a 24-hour period to Flickr. The overwhelming presentation makes the viewer aware of the countless photos at our disposal as a result of the digitalization of photography and sharing sites like Facebook and Flickr. The installation is part of What’s Next?, The Future of Photography Museum and is running until December 7, thanks to Foam in Amsterdam.

Curators Lauren Cornell, Jefferson Hack and Alison Nordström will also be in showing alongside Kessels. For more info check out

Via Creative ReviewFoam

The Analogue Process of Fashion at Fashion’s Night Out

1 Sep

The Analogue Process of Fashion at Fashion’s Night Out

Lomography is stepping out this year and getting involved with the famous Fashion’s Night Out in NYC. Their installation called From Start to Finish: The Analogue Process of Fashion, will feature lomographic imagery and original fashions from New York designers Rebecca Turbow, Samantha Pleet, Hayden-Harnet and Janet Kim of Graey. The event will give attendees insight into the inspiration, perspective and process of these gifted designers.

DJ Jess will be mixing all night long, so bust out your most stylish threads and if your in NYC visit, From Start to Finish.

Fashion’s Night Out: Lomography Exhibit
September 8, 2011
7-10 pm
Lomography Gallery Store – Gramercy
106 E 23rd St between Park and Lexington Aves.

Between the Noise Group Exhibition
February 24th-March 18th

24 Feb

Between the Noise Group Exhibition <br />February 24th-March 18th

Between the Noise is a group photography exhibition that opens tonight 7-10 pm  in Brooklyn, NY.  The show, curated by SELF MADE NY, will focus on the odd moments between the event and aftermath, capturing the uncanny and beautiful.

The show will feature the work of Matthew Arnold, Nat Castañeda, Leah Ellis, Rachael Hacking, Jason Lewis, Michael Padwee, Andrei Pogany, Mark Schlegel, Azuree Wiitala, and from the Impossible Project, Jeff Hutton, Rommel, Pecson, Patrick Tobin.

If you’re in the NY area check it out today through March 18th, 2011.

West-Coast Polaroid Party
and Book Release

13 Jan

West-Coast Polaroid Party <br />and Book Release

This West-Coast Polaroid Party is brought to you by ISM, the same people behind the Instant Gratification shows we told you about in 2009. The shows were a tribute to instant film and featured Polaroids from around the world by over 200 professional and amateur photographers. The shows were a huge success and now they’re back with a new party for their book release of Still Developing: The Story of Instant Gratification featuring many of those photographers as well as 30 essayists.

Join them for the release celebration and polaroid exhibition at Deyermond Art + Books, Santa Monica’s independent bookstore and gallery specializing in rare literature, art monographs, photography, architecture and design books.

The Links:

Saturday, January 22 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Deyermond Art + Books
2801 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405



(via ISM)

Finding Vivian Maier
Chicago Opening – January 7, 2010

10 Jan

Finding Vivian Maier <br />Chicago Opening – January 7, 2010

On the evening of Friday, January 7th, the first American exhibition of Vivian Maier’s photography opened at the Chicago Cultural Center. If you don’t recognize that name, it’s no big surprise: she was an amateur street photographer whose work went largely unseen until it was serendipitously discovered after her death. After a 26 year-old Chicago resident purchased boxes of her negatives at an estate sale a couple of years ago, he began scanning them into his computer and it became clear he had stumbled upon something special. What emerged out of the thousands of photos in the collection is a stunning look at life in Chicago (and various other locales) over several decades by an untrained yet remarkable eye.

The collection currently on display at the Cultural Center is comprised of only 80 photos – just a fraction of the 100,000+ contained in the negatives, many of which have yet to be scanned – yet it contains a great sampling of her range of subjects. There are photos of landscapes, a small selection of color prints, travels to other cities and countries, but most effective are the shots of people going about their daily lives in the city. It is these photos which inspire the most visceral response, inviting comparisons to Walker Evans and Dorthea Lange. Also on display are a selection of the camera and film rolls Maier used in her work and a few personal items, such as hats and letters. On the whole, it creates a captivating taste of a bygone era.

The opening reception was quite well attended, with a large crowd circling the two rooms displaying Maier’s work. A broad demographic range of visitors were present, as 20something hipsters to middle aged society types and everyone in between paid homage to this amazing, but unheralded artist.

Admission to the Chicago Cultural Center is free and the exhibit runs through April 3rd, so it is well worth checking out for anyone who happens to be in the Chicago area. Hopefully this will be the first of many public displays of Maier’s work, and the beginning of much greater renown for her estimable talents.

Special Thanks to our friend Aaron Maurer for covering this event.

Grab ‘N’ Go Show

9 Dec

Grab ‘N’ Go Show

Visit the Grab ‘N’ Go Show Saturday December 11, 2010 at the Neon Forest Gallery 1741. S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL.

It’s Better in the Wind

20 Aug

It’s Better in the Wind

For the love of the camera

Check out photographer Scott Toepfer’s Solo Show opening Tonight. He’s debuting his new book It’s Better in the Wind.

Aug. 20 (7-10pm)
710 Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Snap Orlando, May 20-23

11 May

Snap Orlando, May 20-23

If you’re in the Orlando area May 20-23, check out Snap! This 4-day photography event will showcase internationally acclaimed photographers and up-and-coming local artists. The event was designed by the creative minds behind the Lucie Foundation to inspire and empassion our community of artists, designers, and collectors of all ages that have a love for the photographic medium.

Over a dozen local art galleries, cafés, boutiques and exhibition spaces will be utilized throughout the Downtown Orlando area offering a glimps of the works of Douglas Kirkland, Lionel Deluy, Nico Ammann, Sinisha Nisevic, Chris Weeks, Anna Moller and many, many more. Workshops and seminars, VIP parties and community art projects will also be happening around the city.

Click here for the event lineup.

To attend Snap! you can just show up or preorder tickets for All Access Passes, Day passes and workshops and seminars.

Snap! Orlando
May 20-23, 2010
Downtown Orlando

Instant Gratification:Los Angeles

5 Jan

Instant Gratification:Los Angeles

For the love of the camera

For the love of the camera

ISM: a community project is hosting another Polaroid event to celebrate instant film and the Polaroid 600 Series with a special, one night only, gallery exhibition + limited edition book featuring over 200 professional and amateur photographers from around the world. If you are in the LA area, you should really try to make it to this event.

Saturday, January 9th, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Bergamot Station, Copro Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
It’s sponsored by the Copro Gallery, The Impossible Project and For Your Art.

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