Kodachrome Colors Gracefully Fade Away

Kodachrome Basin State Park  © Larry Hamill

Kodachrome Basin State Park © Larry Hamill

Seventy-four years after Kodak began producing Kodachrome and thirty-six years after the release of Paul Simon’s lyrics about the nice bright colors giving us the greens of summers, Kodak shuttered it Kodachrome film production last month.

With all the advances in digital photography, it was just a matter of time before mama Kodak took our Kodachrome away.

According to Crave – The Gadget Blog, Kodak is donating its last rolls of Kodachrome to the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y.

Dara Kerr’s post entitled, Kodak winds last rolls of Kodachrome, notes that one of these last rolls will be shot by Steve McCurry.

McCurry is perhaps best known for his photo of an Afghan refugee girl with bright green eyes, which graced the cover of National Geographic in 1985. Of course, the shot was taken with Kodachrome film.

More on McCurry’s career with National Geographic can be seen on YouTube.

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