Jamie Livingston

Photographer, Visual Artist

1956 – 1997

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Who was Jamie Livingston?

Jamie Livingston was a New York-based photographer, film-maker and circus performer. Between March 31, 1979 and October 25, 1997, the day of his death, he took a single picture nearly every day with a Polaroid SX-70 camera.

Livingston's 'Polaroid a Day' photographic diary started at Bard College and though some photos have gone missing from the collection, 6,697 Polaroids remain. The collection, dated in sequence, has been organized by his friends Hugh Crawford and Betsy Reid into an exhibit at the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College called "Photo of the Day", which opened in 2007. By the next year, the pictures were hosted online and became a popular discovery of several online blogs.

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Born
Oct 25, 1956
New York City
Profession
Education
  • Bard College
Died
Oct 25, 1997

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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