OSA | Living History

Howard G. Rogers

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Howard G. Rogers was the inventor of the first instant color photograph process in 1963. He was a longtime Director of Research at Polaroid alongside Edwin H. Land. In 1993, he received the Land Medal “for significant inventions and ensuing development of synthetic sheet polarizers, plastic optical elements, instant color films and birefringent polymers.” He is a Fellow of OSA.

Rogers passed away in 1995.



Document Created: 26 Feb 2020
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2020