Saturday, 1 January 2011

The End for Kodachrome

The last remaining roll of Kodachrome film is about to be developed, the BBC reports. 

The film was renowned for its exceptional rendering of colours - perhaps best exemplified by the work of photojournalist Steve McCurry, whose cover image from National Geographic of the 'Afgan Girl' is shown above. That particular image became iconic, and was later the subject of a documentary in which the girl in the photo, Sharbat Gula, was tracked down and interviewed. For more info on the photo, see this article on the National Geographic pages.

McCurry was given the final roll of the film ever produced by the company, and travelled to India to photograph a remote tribe with these last 36 shots (a film detailing this expedition will be released later this year).

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