Inventor of the instant camera and founder of Polaroid Edwin Land first introduced the Polaroid SX-70 to the world in 1972. In the years that have passed since its release, it has become known as Land’s greatest invention and the most iconic instant camera of all time.
To mark the 45th year anniversary of the SX-70, Impossible celebrates the enduring legacy of the world’s first folding, SLR, and truly instant camera – and how it changed the world of photography forever.
The SX-70 was the first camera to use Polaroid’s integral instant film formula, which developed photos the moment they left the camera. This original format film with its iconic frame transformed instant photography into a global icon of art, creativity and culture. It’s this enduring legacy that informs everything Impossible does, celebrating the art of instant photography and making real photos.
In 1972, Polaroid founder Edwin Land introduced the Polaroid SX-70 camera. It was the first ever folding, Single Lens Reflex (SLR), instant camera and also the first to use Polaroid’s integral instant film formula, which developed photos the moment they were shot. The Polaroid SX-70 quickly became a favored creative tool among artists and creatives such as Helmut Newton and Andy Warhol. 45 years later, it’s arguably the most iconic instant camera of all time.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art creates, organizes, and disseminates a broad range of digital images and data that document the rich history of the Museum, its collection, exhibitions, events, people, and activities.
On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of this website.
It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.
Les objectifs les plus mythiques de la gamme Nikkor En juin 2016, la barre des 100 millions d’objectifs Nikon produits a été dépassée. Retour sur une sélection de focales parmi les plus mythiques de la gamme Nikkor, une légende débutée il y a bientôt 70 ans.
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Les objectifs les plus mythiques de la gamme Nikkor
Amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt which wowed the Victorian world in the first years of the camera.
Maxime Du Camp, son of a rich French surgeon, went on expedition with writer friend Gustave Flaubert.
Took 59 black and white images from 1849 to 1851, developing them with jugs of chemicals in the desert.
Du Camp became instant celebrity on their release, at a time when camera technology was in its infancy.
The set of prints, which was created by pressing the original negatives directly onto card mounts, were sold as collectables and have been passed down through generations of a South African family.
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The birth of travel photography: Amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt which wowed the Victorian world in the first years of the camera
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