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"That a perceptive, dedicated, and sensitive artist like Näkki Goranin has rescued from oblivion so many amazing self-portraits created by amateurs confronting themselves in the fleeting privacy of humble photobooths is yet another miracle for which we can be grateful."--from the foreword by David Haberstich Generally relegated to the realm of kitsch, the history and cultural importance of the photobooth has long been overlooked. Here, Näkki Goranin documents the invention, technological evolution, and commercial history of the photobooth with extensive illustrations culled from twenty-five years of collecting. Complementing this history is a powerful collection of heartbreaking, funny, and absolutely beautiful photobooth images. These often solitary figures--seeking freedom, confession, a thrill--are evocative of a lost time and place. Haberstich writes, "For anyone who assumes that photobooth pictures are perfunctory, utilitarian records at best, the range of emotions and moods portrayed by the subjects of [this] collection is a revelation."

Synopsis:

A fascinating history of an American institution that includes an extraordinary collection of photobooth images.

About the Author

Näkki Goranin, a Vermont photographer and historical photograph collector, has had her work shown in galleries, movies, and magazines. A former artist-in-residence with the Vermont Arts Council, she owns three vintage photobooths.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330762
Author:
Goranin, Nakki
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Foreword by:
Halberstam, David
Foreword:
Haberstich, David
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Halberstam, David
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Author:
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Subject:
History
Subject:
Portrait photography
Subject:
Self-portraits.
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Portrait photography -- United States.
Subject:
Photobooths - United States
Subject:
Photography-Annuals
Publication Date:
20080217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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