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William Eggleston
Polaroid SX-70

Photographs by William Eggleston

Design by Gerhard Steidl, Paloma Tarrío Alves

Steidl, 2020

First edition

Hardcover, Leather

64 pp., 56 color illustrations

228 x 264 mm

ISBN 978-3-95829-503-2

Item #6080

0.800 6080 EUR 75.00 Add to Cart

This book is a facsimile of an album of Eggleston’s Polaroids assembled by the photographer himself, and containing the only photos he made in this medium. Consisting of 56 images taken with the Polaroid SX-70 (the now cult camera produced between 1972 and 1981) and handmounted in a black leather album also produced by the company, Polaroid SX-70 is the first publication of Eggleston’s Polaroids.

The gloriously mundane subjects of these photos—a Mississippi street sign, a telephone book, stacked crates of empty soda bottles—is familiar Eggleston territory, but fascinatingly all of these Polaroids were taken outdoors. They are rare records of Eggleston’s strolls or drives in and around Mississippi, complement the majority of his work made with color negative film or color slides, and show his ironic flair for photo-sequencing in book form.