Kodachrome – A Film Retired But Not Forgotten

June 22, 2009 become the end of a long journey for Kodak’s Kodachrome. For over 74 years, Kodak manufactured this color reversal film which has been used by photojournalists all over the world to capture amazing images. One of the most famous images was from National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry, a haunting portrait of an Afghan refugee appeared on the cover of the magazine in June 1985

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Kodachrome was such an amazing film for the time because of the vibrant colors it portrayed. In the words of Paul Simon:

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away.

~Paul Simon


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