Hello friends, and welcome back to Viewfinder, our ongoing series in which we chronicle interesting projects you are working on that incorporate Impossible film. This entry focuses on “A Snapshot Of A Campus” by Gregory Geiger…
I was approached by Jane Androski, a curator working with the Higgins School of Humanities at Clark University to develop a collaborative photo project for their symposium on Diversity & Inclusion. The idea, in its nascent form, was to capture an aspect of our community and to reflect it back through an exhibit—which would serve as a backdrop for their events later that semester. She was familiar with my Farewell Series portraits and wondered whether we could take a similar approach.
At the time, I was reading Christopher Bonanos book, Instant: The Story of Polaroid and a particular quote from Edwin Land surfaced immediately in response to her idea (paraphrased):
A new kind of relationship is brought into being when members of a group are photographing and being photographed and sharing photographs. It turns out that buried within all of us, there is a latent interest in each other; there is tenderness, curiosity, excitement, affection, and companionability; a good-humored delight in each other.Read all