douglas wilson

Monday, June 30, 2008

His Life in 6,697 Polaroids


"Jamie Livingston, a photographer and filmmaker, took a Polaroid photo every single day, starting when he was a student in 1979 up until he died of cancer at 41 on October 25, 1997. He called it “Photo of the Day” and for 18 years religiously used his Polaroid SX-70 camera to capture these unassuming, unposed, ordinary memories that eventually became the narrative to the last half of his life."

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