For almost a century chemical photobooths have occupied public spaces; giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these machines have started to rapidly disappear, causing an eclectic group of individuals from around the world to come together and respond. Illustrator, writer and long-time photobooth lover, Meags Fitzgerald has chronicled this movement and the photobooth's fortuitous history in a graphic novel. Having traveled in North America, Europe and Australia, she's constructed a biography of the booth through the eyes of technicians, owners, collectors, artists and fanatics. Fitzgerald explores her own struggle with her relationship to these fleeting machines, while looking to the future.
About the author
Meags Fitzgerald is a Montreal-based artist and storyteller whose talents include illustrating, animating, writing and improvising. In 2009, Fitzgerald earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art + Design and in 2012 she completed a Post-Degree Certificate in Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art + Design University. She is the author of the acclaimed Photobooth: A Biography.