At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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  1. DWThomas

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    Jun 13, 2006
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    Was down to the PMA today, and in the Perelman annex, they have:

    Prom: Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark

    Now Through October 28, 2012

    Between 2006 and 2009, American photographer Mary Ellen Mark visited thirteen high school proms to create portraits of attendees with a 20-by-24-inch Polaroid Land Camera. Only five such cameras exist, and they make extraordinary and unique large-format prints.

    Approximately 60 rather formal shots of a diverse assortment of high school kids all dressed up and ready to go out on the town.

    20x24 Polaroids -- ooooh yeah!

    In the gallery there is a 33 minute video on the same topic, filmed by Martin Bell (her husband) that interviews a bunch of the kids. It is well done, and quite entertaining.