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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Edwin H. Land

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Born: Edwin Herbert Land 
Other: Edwin Land 
Dates:  1909, 7 May - 1991, 1 March
Born:  US, CT, Bridgeport
Died:  US, MA, Cambridge
Active:  US
 
  
American physicist and inventor of Polaroid.

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Edwin H. Land
LIFE magazine cover for "A Genius and his Magic Camera - Sr. Edwin Land of Polaroid demonstrates his new invention" 
1972, 27 October
 
  
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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
The International Photographers Hall of Fame has provided a biography.Show on this siteGo to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.291-292 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Edwin H. Land.] 
  
 

Quotations

The wit and wisdom.

 
"Look, if the picture you get instantly is as beautiful as the picture you get by waiting seven days, then it is absolute madness to say that there is virtue in waiting."
 
  
 
  
 
  
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