Kyler Zeleny : Found Polaroids

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“All photographs, not just Polaroids, are enigmatic, mute. They are almost always accompanied by a caption or a narrative, explaining what we see. In the absence of such a text, a photograph harbors secrets, holding the promise that it will disclose them under the right gaze. The stories in this book unfold the secrets of their Polaroids, but by openly proclaiming themselves fictions, they carefully and paradoxically preserve the secret of each image. It is not the truth of each Polaroid that is revealed, but its potential.” Dr. Peter Buse in Found Polaroids.

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Title :  
Found Polaroids

Text by :
Lisa Jaye Young, Ph.D.
Peter Buse, Ph.D.

Details :
7″ x 9″, 96 pages,
Perfect Bound
Edition Size 500
ISBN : 978-1-944005-13-9
Published by : Aint–Bad
Printed in the Netherlands

About :

Found Polaroids is a collection of the best stories from the Found Polaroid Project, a personal archive of over 6,000 orphaned images collected since 2011. The concept behind the project is simple, to breathe new life into long-forgotten images by asking creative minds to write stories about them.

Eerily distant yet warmly familiar, the stories, and the Polaroids that inspired them, have a way of not only transporting us to a different time but also into the intimate lives of complete strangers. By exploring a colourful range of narratives and emotions, these images allow us to glimpse into a fictional, but paradoxically universal, reality that can only be found through storytelling.

More than simply for storytelling, the project has also become a platform to advocate and explore the cultural importance of found and material photography as well as the iconic Polaroid. This is addressed in the book by essays from FP’s founder Kyler Zeleny, as well as Dr. Peter Buse and a preface by Dr. Lisa Jaye Young.

Please visit foundpolaroids.com to view more stories or to choose a Polaroid and contribute your own story.