Win a Copy of The Polaroid Project

A FlakPhoto Giveaway in celebration of National Camera Day

Hey book geeks! June 29 is National Camera Day. To celebrate, I’m teaming up with University of California Press to give away five copies of William A. Ewing’s The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology. This book is a gem and a perfect addition to your library…Who wants it?

Clockwise from upper left: Barbara Crane, Private Views, 1981. Dennis Hopper, Los Angeles, Back Alley, 1987. Mark Klett, Contemplating the view at Muley Point, Utah 1994, 1994. André Kertész, August 13, 1979, 1979.

About the book

Published to accompany a major traveling exhibition, The Polaroid Project is a creative exploration of the relationship between Polaroid’s many technological innovations and the art that was created with their help. Richly designed with over 300 illustrations, this impressive volume showcases not only the myriad and often idiosyncratic approaches taken by such photographers as Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ellen Carey, and Chuck Close, but also a fascinating selection of the technical objects and artifacts that speak to the sheer ingenuity that lay behind the art. With essays by the exhibition’s curators and leading photographic writers and historians, The Polaroid Project provides a unique perspective on the Polaroid phenomenon — a technology, an art form, a convergence of both — and its enduring cultural legacy.

James Nitsch, Razor blade, 1976.

How to win

Submission is FREE and you have three chances to win :

I’ll draw 5 random winners from the comments, retweets and shares on Sunday, July 2. I’d love for more people to hear about this — tell your photography friends about the giveaway? Good luck!

But wait, there’s more!

Very cool: UC Press is offering FlakPhoto readers a 40% discount on the book from June 29 — July 1 when you order online with promo code 17W4901. (Their standard discount is 30% so this is significant.)

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