Rhiannon Adam: Polaroid The Missing Manual. Book Presentation, Thu 14 December, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us for an evening with the artist Rhiannon Adam, who will be presenting her publication Polaroid: The Missing Manual, published by Thames & Hudson.

The Polaroid Originals UK team will also be in our Bookshop, inviting guests to have their Polaroid portrait taken.


Polaroid: The Missing Manual is a highly accessible and intuitive book, offering a complete overview of the tools and methods of instant photography.

An introduction charts the first widespread use of Polaroid, the company’s subsequent decline and instant photography’s rebirth through the establishment of the Impossible Project and their release of Polaroid compatible instant films. The first part of the book covers the technology of instant photography - including a chronological history of each camera/film format, user manuals, and buying guides.

The second section, “Creative Techniques”, contains twenty-eight creative guides, introducing ways to take your instant photography further. These cover almost every method of instant image manipulation. Each creative technique includes step-by-step photographic instructions, and a gallery showcasing the very best end results produced by more than fifty of the most prolific instant photographers working today.

The final part of the book features an extensive resources directory, containing an exhaustive index of every contemporary and historical instant film type, a store and suppliers guide, artists index, and large further reading section.


Rhiannon Adam is an established Polaroid photographer and a key figure in the instant photography community. She is an expert in the field, teaching workshops and short courses on Polaroid creative techniques. Her work is primarily concerned with
myth, nostalgia and the passage of time, and has been exhibited and published worldwide, including in the New York Times, BBC, It’s Nice That, Vice, Le Monde, and Colors Magazine. She has lectured and thought on various occasions at The Photographers' Gallery.

The event is supported by Thames & Hudson and Polaroid Originals.

Thu 14 December, 18.00 - 20.00, Bookshop.

Free event, no booking.




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