Sunday, May 16, 2010
SPOTLIGHT this week: At one time or another, most of us have closed the curtain in a photobooth to have our picture taken. Americans have used photobooths since the mid 1920s. In those days, most people did not own a camera, so the photobooth provided an inexpensive alternative to visiting a professional photographer. Now a photo collector in Vermont is lending some of her treasures to the Fleming Museum in Burlington. Artist and collectorNakki Goranin has gathered more than three thousand photobooth images from flea markets, yard sales and auctions. The photos range from silly to sad, and showcase a wide variety of American attitudes, fashion trends, and relationships.