Polaroid Cameras Make a Comeback

Leslie Collins

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Polaroid. In 1933 physician Edwin Herbert Land invented a filter that later enabled him to build a camera (first presented at a summit of the Optical Society of America in 1944) that made the captured photo available instantly. In 1937 Land had started a company named Polaroid. The black and white swinger camera sold for under $20. They created a big craze for both photography lovers and regular people who were not as involved with photography.

In 2008 the company announced it would stop making its patented film. However, Austrian devotee formed the Impossible Project and raised funds to develop monochromatic and color film for use with Polaroid instant cameras, ensuring that the art of Polaroid remains alive. Polaroids can be very fun to use, as long as you know how to use them. I actually have my own polaroid and my whole wall above my bed is covered in a whole bunch of memories I took with my polaroid.