Polaroid 20×24 camera

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Elsa Dorfman's self-portrait with the Polaroid 20x24

The Polaroid 20×24 camera is a very large instant camera made by Polaroid, with film plates that measure 20 by 24 inches (51 cm × 61 cm), although at least one camera takes pictures that are 23 by 36 inches (58 cm × 91 cm).[1]

It is one of the largest format cameras currently in common use, and used to be hired from Polaroid agents in various countries. Currently in the United States this can be rented from 20×24 Studio based out of New York and Mammoth Camera in San Francisco.

Photographers such as Elsa Dorfman and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, have used this heavy (235 lb or 107 kg), wheeled-chassis camera.[2]

To celebrate Lady Gaga's new role as Creative Director of Polaroid, a portrait of her was shot with the 20×24 camera.[3][4]


  1. ^ Hoffman, Katherine (Autumn 1999 – Winter 2000). "Elsa Dorfman: Portraits of Our Time". Woman's Art Journal 20 (2): 24–28. doi:10.2307/1358981. 
  2. ^ Mark Feeney (March 16, 2008). "Instant karma". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Polaroid NEW0076". Polaroid. 30 June 2010. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Lady Gaga and the 20×24 Camera at MIT Museum". 20×24 Studio. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 

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