It's official: the Polaroid picture will soon be a thing of the past. The news that by next year, the photo company will stop producing its iconic instant film in favor of a more lucrative digital field has left legions of longtime fans bereft. As a celebration of the endangered medium, the Country Club Chicago gallery will exhibit a comprehensive collection of Polaroid photographs.
Opening 15 August 2008, Outdated will show a series of personally submitted photos. Up until this Friday the 25th, anyone can submit their shots. The goal is to create a wide, extremely varied spectrum of images to show the versatility of the format. Somehow, they plan to include every single properly-submitted Polaroid. To find out more about the exhibition, and to find out how to submit last minute, go to the Outdated page. Or, if you want to undermine the relevance of the show by helping to rescue Polaroid from extinction, check out the Save Polaroid campaign.