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Sandi Fellman

Elise Meyer, Inc.

When I was at Sandi Fellman’s show, I asked the gallery for a vita sheet, a checklist of the exhibition, some reproduction prints—the usual stuff I request at any show I attend. When I went through the material from Fellman’s show later, however, I realized that what I had thought to be copies of pieces about her were actually about the 20by-24-inch Polaroid, the camera with which all the pictures in her show had been made. This struck me as somewhat peculiar. I couldn’t imagine any of the contemporary 8-by-10-inch photographers throwing in a piece on their Deardorffs. Would an Henri Cartier-Bresson show promote the Leica M1? Does Richard Avedon include literature on the Rolleiflex? Did Eugene Atget send his clients brochures extolling the rectilinear lens or singing the praises of printing-out paper?

One of the Xeroxes from the Fellman show was actually an ad for “The 20 x 24 Studio at

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