Barbara Crane


-“These one-of-a-kind photographs were made primarily in Chicago at various large public festivals from 1980 through 1984. I have treasured these pictures for their depiction of universal experiences, yet they are also a record of a specific moment in time as communicated via the unique—and now, sadly obsolete—photographic medium of the Polaroid. These images were shot during the heat of summer days, very close to the subjects, as I struggled to carry a hand-held 4 by 5 Super Graphic 45 camera, boxes of Polaroid sheet film, and a Polaroid film back. These pictures are truly labors of love.” —Barbara Crane