Saturday, February 13, 2010


Did you know that Edwin H. Land who started Polaroid also created the Artist Support Program.  He realized the importance of artists' input to further the enhancements to his products.  Artists such as Rauschenberg, Warhol, Chuck Close and Ansel Adams were provided with equipment and film by Polaroid and then Polaroid, in return, received photographs by these artists and many other talented professionals.  Can you imagine here was a person in Land who started a company and who saw the importance of supporting artists and giving them the means to create, innovate and experiment.   I find this as amazing as the collection of photographs Polaroid has amassed by such artists and that will sadly will be auctioned soon.  For more on this story please check out Carol Vogel's article for the New York Times

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