Friday, July 17, 2009

Kodachrome at National Geographic Museum


Marilyn, D+R's chief uber-recommender, points us to an interesting Kodachrome exhibit at the National Geographic Museum - The American Tourist in Europe. As the globe opened up through the jet age, Kodachrome accompanied tourists to photograph the world as amateurs. Now, we take for granted digital cameras in our phones to capture moments but, not that long ago, color photography was an epic cultural shift.

Thanks, Marilyn!

The American Tourist in Europe at National Geographic Museum
Kodak's Tribute to Kodachrome

And, where I first learned of Kodachrome's demise, Xeni's BB post on Kodachrome and the influence on Glen Friedman.

Previously on D+R:
The (possible) rebirth of Polaroid
And a big user submitted gallery of Polaroids at the New York Times