Christopher Bonanos Biography

Christopher Bonanos, A&S '90, is the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid. In his book he tells the remarkable tale of Land's one-of-a-kind invention-from Polaroid's first instant camera to hit the market in 1948, to its meteoric rise in popularity and adoption by artists such as Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close, to the company's dramatic decline into bankruptcy in the late '90s and its unlikely resurrection in the digital age. 'Instant' is a vibrant story of American technology, ingenuity and a cautionary business tale about companies that lose their creative edge. Christopher Bonanos is a senior editor at New York magazine, where he writes and edits culture and technology stories. He has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Slate.