This year, analogue shooters displayed their passion through fashion with the released of the Sidekick TPE, an all-around bag designed to hold cameras, films and even a small laptop. This launch kick-started our line of fashion items which now includes T-shirts, tote bags, camera bags, and accessories.
While analogue-inspired fashion was flourishing in the community, car enthusiasts lamented the lost of an icon. On July 30, 2003, the Volkswagen plant in Mexico halted its production of the much beloved old-style Beetle, ending the model's 70-year run. On the field of space exploration, NASA terminated Galileo's mission to avoid a possible collision with Jupiter's moon and forward contamination. The spacecraft spent 14 years in space and eight years inside the Jovian system, providing a wealth of information about the giant planet and its moons. This year also saw the completion of the Human Genome Project, with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.
2003 was a year of farewells and breakthroughs in and out of the Lomography Community indeed.
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