American Photobooth

American Photobooth

Book - 2008
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"That a perceptive, dedicated, and sensitive artist like N#65533;kki 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 HaberstichGenerally relegated to the realm of kitsch, the history and cultural importance of the photobooth has long been overlooked. Here, N#65533;kki 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."
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393330762
Branch Call Number: 779.2 G661a 2008
Characteristics: 223 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm


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