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Dawoud Bey

(American, b. 1953)

3 Polaroids

Gift of Carl and Joan Schneider 2018.310


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The camera used to make this photograph weighed around 265 pounds and is 6 feet tall.


In 1991 Bey attained access to Polaroid’s 20 x 24-inch view camera, a massive, complex, and highly specialized piece of equipment that produced monumental versions of the then-familiar, lushly colored instant pictures. He began experimenting with conveying several moments, and multiple aspects of a sitter’s experience, in a single work by combining individual exposures from the same sitting.

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3 Polaroids

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