Eames in The Polaroid Project at C/O Berlin

Posted July 13, 2018

July 7 – September 23, 2018: Discover the magic and breadth of the Polaroid photograph in an exhibition featuring works by more than 100 artists, including Charles and Ray Eames.

A whir, a click, and just a few seconds later—without darkroom or negative—an instant photo appears in its familiar white frame, as if by magic. The charm of capturing the spontaneous and uncontrived together with the speed of processing, made the Polaroid popular among amateurs and professionals alike.

World-renowned artists shaped the aesthetic of an era through their use of instant photography, as can be seen in works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Anna and Bernhard Blume, Richard Hamilton, Dennis Hopper, Nobuyoshi Araki, Sibylle Bergemann, Chuck Close, Guy Bourdin, Barbara Crane, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg, Erwin Wurm, and many more.

The exhibition includes film stills from the Eames Office, as well as Charles and Ray’s film SX-70, which Polaroid Corporation commissioned the couple to make in 1972 in order to introduce this new and revolutionary instant-photography camera to the world. The film, which was used as a sales tool, shows how the camera operates and demonstrates several potential uses for it.

Learn more about The Polaroid Project here.


The Polaroid Project
July 7 – September 23, 2018
Open daily from 11 am – 8 pm

C/O Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 22-24,
10623 Berlin, Germany

For tickets, click here.

© David von Becker

© David von Becker


This exhibition has been organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., and Westlicht: Museum for Photography in collaboration with C/O Berlin. Curated by Deborah G. Douglas, William A. Ewing, Barbara P. Hitchcock, Rebekka Reuter, and Gary Van Zante with the support of the Land Fund. Adapted for the presentation at C/O Berlin by Ann-Christin Bertrand.