She “got in with Polaroid” because [Ansel] Adams led her straight to Dr. Edwin Land, the inventor of Polaroid photography, then known as Polacolor. Dr. Land was looking for photographers to experiment with the novel process, and Marie Cosindas was one of 12 he chose. She turned out to be the only one who got it, i.e., how to turn Polaroid into a new art medium.
Fascinating story of the first Polaroid artist. Photographers today like to talk about “straight out of camera” shots, which aren’t Photoshopped, and Polaroid is the ultimate SOOC.
Source: Tom Wolfe on the Great American Artist Marie Cosindas