Polaroid Photographs

We continue mourning the death of polaroid instant film, a format that was used for exactly none of these photographs.

But what if it had been…

Migrant Mother - Dorothea Lange - 1936Nude (Charis in Doorway) - Edward Weston - 1936Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima - Joe Rosenthal - 1945Flag on the Reichstag - Yevgeny Khaldei - 1945VJ Day, The Kiss - Alfred Eisenstaedt - 1945Einstein’s Tongue - Arthur Sasse - 1951The Seven Year Itch - Associated Press - 1954Oswald Shot by Jack Ruby - Bob Jackson - 1963JFK Jr. Salutes JFK - Joe O’Donnell - 1963Burning Monk - Malcolm Brown - 1963Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston - Neil Leifer - 1965The Saigon Execution - Eddie Adams - 1968Apollo 11 Bootprint - NASA - 1969Abbey Road - Iain MacMillan - 1969The Napalm Girl - Nick Ut - 1972The Haunted Eyes of a 12-Year-Old Refugee - Steve McCurry - 1985The Unknown Rebel - Jeff Widener - 1989The Plight of Kosovo Refugees - Carol Guzy - 1999The Falling Man - Richard Drew - 2001Abu Ghraib - 2004The Power of One - Oded Balilty - 2007

…continued from Polaroid Paintings.

2 Responses to Polaroid Photographs

  1. mamartinez says:


    I’m terribly curious about the photograph you name “power of one.” Will you tell me who it’s by and the site (or conflict) depicted?

    • Dan says:

      She’s a Jewish 16-year-old defending an illegal settlement in the West Bank from Israeli security forces. The photo won Oded Balilty the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News.

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