Iconographies: 20×24 Polaroid Camera Images
(Elysian Editions, 2015, 7.5 x 9, 72 pages, 39 color images)
In the 1980s, Mitchell received two grants from Polaroid Corporation to produce work on their 20×24 camera: In 1984, she spent 48 hours in their Boston studio photographing dancer Lori Belilove, a specialist in reconstructing Isadora Duncan’s work, aka Duncan Dance. In 1989, Mitchell worked in Polaroid’s New York studio on “Iconographies,” a series of iconic images from art and literature (such as Truth and Beauty, Mother and Child, Desire, and others). She also used the 20×24’s vertical format to create diptychs and triptychs (Adam and Eve, Death and the Maiden, Ave Maria, New World). The book includes 39 color images. View selected images below.