Seven Famous Photographers Who Used Polaroids
For artists such as Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams, the Polaroid SX-70 was the digital camera of its day
- By Jeff Campagna
- Smithsonian.com, February 22, 2012
(Walker Evans, Instant Color Print/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. Bequest and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1994 / © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Ar)
Polaroid provided the Great Depression documentarian Walker Evans with an unlimited supply of film for his SX-70 in 1973, and the simplicity of the Polaroid made it possible for an infirm Evans to shoot during his final years. "Nobody should touch a Polaroid until he's over 60,” said Evans.