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

Imogen + Hermiane Pembroke Studios, London 30th July 1982 (David Hockney, Composite Polaroid 31 1/2” x 24 1/2”, © David Hockney)

Walker Evans, Abandoned House (ca. 1973-1974)

Abandoned House
(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 Art)
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.

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