Polaroid 54/59/79

Dana Lixenberg
2022
Publisher: Roma Publications, Amsterdam

ISBN: ISBN 9789464460223

Pages: 296

The title of this book with 768 Polaroids refers to the types of peel-apart instant film that Dana Lixenberg used between 1993 and 2010, which could be loaded into a cassette that fit into her 4×5" field camera. These instant Polaroid prints, serving as test and reference material for lighting and composition, provide an intimate glimpse into Lixenberg's work process during photo shoots for numerous clients such as Vibe, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vrij Nederland, and personal projects. After the Polaroid Corporation went out of business in 2008, Lixenberg finished her last box of Polaroid 54 two years later. Apart from being an ode to this specific material, the large collection of portraits also reflects the American culture and society Lixenberg encountered in the 1990s and 2000s. 

Publisher: Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Design: Roger Willems
Design assistant: Yuri Sato
Lithography: Mariska Bijl
Proofreading: Nina Woodson
Printing: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binding: Benelux Boekbinders, Alphen
Distribution: Idea Books, Amsterdam
This publication was made possible by the financial support of the Mondriaan Fund.

First edition, July 2022
© Dana Lixenberg, Roma Publications
Roma Publication 429 ISBN 9789464460223

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