Presenting Polaroids Part 5: On With The Show

Note: The companion YouTube video can be found at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a short video tour of my recent photo exhibition, “From Our Windows: Polaroids by David Firman,” held at the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation (WAF) in Winnipeg, April-May 2022.

I hope you enjoy the show (of course) but the primary purpose of this video is show how I used the techniques described in my previous post and video, “Presenting Polaroids Part 4: Framing the Icon.”

“From Our Windows” is a personal story of life contained within four walls. Set during the early days of COVID-19, the story explores the relationship of sanctuary to the now-viral world outside, separated yet connected through thin sheets of glass. In the late 1970s, photographer André Kertész was living a parallel narrative. Old age and isolation—his wife had recently passed—left him looking through the window of his New York apartment, a story he told through Polaroid pictures and his 1981 book, “From My Window”. Separated from Kertész’s by forty years, I see my work as a synchronous search for beauty in the face of loss.

For a closer look at the photos or to purchase the companion book, “From Our Windows,” head over to my website:

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12” x 12” Studio Décor Fundamentals Display Case from Michaels

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