We learned on Thursday that the great photography giant, Kodak, is no longer in the film business. This is the latest step in its restructuring, as it struggles out of bankruptcy. Kodak was founded by George Eastman in the 1880. Eastman was the inventor of roll film in 1884 and introduced the Brownie camera in 1900. In this way, he brought photography to the masses in what was the first imaging revolution. Arguably this innovation mediocritized it – making it so accessible to everyone. Kodak introduced the first commercially successful color film for amateurs, Kodachrome, in 1935. To this day when one looks at digital photographs expressed in warm pastels, one’s mind is reminded of Kodachrome.
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