That’s a Camera

Elsa Dorfman, Who Made Art With Giant Polaroids, Dies at 83

She used a 200-pound camera for her natural portraits of everyday subjects and celebrities — even while Polaroid, outpaced by technology, was fast going out of business.

“she was smitten with the Polaroid’s power to render a painting-size image so rapidly that she and her subject could watch the likeness materialize together before their eyes. “I was in love,” she said.”