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How Polaroid pioneered the instant photography revolution

Clip: 01/21/2020 | 4m 52s Video has closed captioning.

The Polaroid camera bypassed the entire process of film development, thus providing photographers an immediate look at their work. Released for sale in 1948, the first version was an “instant” hit. Now, the museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is showcasing the intersection of technology and art. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH reports.

Aired: 01/21/20

Rating: NR

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