Signalling the end of an era, freelance photographer Steve McCurry takes out the last roll ever of Kodachrome to document his trip to India. Find out more about the last 36 shots of this incredible emulsion here.
As some of you might know, Kodak announced late last year that they are discontinuing Kodachrome, the reversal film of choice of professionals since 1935. It’s not all heartbreak though, as ace photographer Steve McCurry was given the privilege that we can all dream about – to shoot the last 36 frames EVER of the iconic film. He took his precious cargo to New York and India, where he was quoted saying: “I photographed a tribe that is actually on the verge of extinction. It’s actually disappearing, the same way as Kodachrome.” Right now, the last roll is being processed in Parsons, which is the only lab that processes Kodachrome in the world. All 36 of the shots taken by Steve will be sent to the Eastman House in Rochester, New York, where Kodak is based. Rest in peace, Kodachrome. You’ve lived a long and colorful life.
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