Photo Books

Laura Letinsky’s Book of Polaroids Questions Photography’s Obsession with the Single Image

August 30, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Laura Letinsky

From Laura Letinsky’s new book of Polaroids, Time’s Assignation, an image she made while working on her series “Hardly More Than Ever Series, Berlin,” 1997.

For each photograph we see in books, magazines or on gallery walls, there exist related images that we don’t get to see—the pictures that come directly before and after the image on a photographer’s contact sheet or memory card. Photographers don’t often find opportunities to create books or exhibitions of their contact sheets, outtakes or other photographs adjacent to the...

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