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FEP, M.I.T. Look to Preserve the Polaroid, Might Want Your Pics

Just a Polaroid of some girl, sitting on a yellow car in the desert.

Right now, the St. Louis Museum of Art has mounted a new retrospective of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, and in some curious way it feels like the obsolete medium is having another small moment in the sun. This is probably not the case, especially since the Polaroid Corporation’s now making “smart cameras”, but we cling to scraps because we loved the Polaroid, and so this is at least a little heartening – the Minneapolis-based Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, in conjunction with M.I.T. and with a little financial help from the Land Fund (this would be the Land that founded Polaroid, not, like, dig-a-hole-in-it land), is looking to put together a touring exhibition and publications, just for starters, detailing the whole of the Polaroid’s reign. This is all very much in just about the earliest stage possible – for starters, the project’s going to need quite a bit more funding, surprise – but both M.I.T. and the BEP plan to see this thing through, with an eye toward opening in 2015 or ’16. (FULL ARTICLE: Charlotte Burns, The Art Newspaper)