Weizenblatt Gallery’s current exhibition will feature a rarely-seen type of photography. Polaroid cameras and film were once very popular around the world. They were “instant” photographs that didn’t require a trip to the drug store to be developed and printed. With the advent of digital cameras, though, Polaroids were no longer “instant”, and they were quickly replaced. Some photographers continue to use this older technology, attracted by the intimacy of the small format, the saturated color of the prints, and the fact that each photo was unique.
Jay Kranyik is one of those photographers. He has been working with Polaroids and Instax (a similar format made by Fuji) for over 35 years. This exhibition will feature approximately 125 of his images, showcasing the characteristics, strengths, and limitations of the medium. The exhibit will run from January 16 to February 8, with a reception for the artist on Wednesday, January 23. Weizenblatt Gallery is open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and admission is always free.