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August 02, 2010

The End of Kodachrome

The Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry

Probably one of the most recognized National Geographic Magazine covers is “The Afghan Girl” from 1985.  The photographer is Steve McCurry.  The film is Kodachrome.  Kodachrome was the favorite of many professionals (personally, I preferred Fujichrome back in the day), and so it was a sad day when Kodak decided to discontinue the film last year. Kodak gave the last roll of Kodachrome ever produced to Steve McCurry.  The images on this last roll are being kept secret for now.  National Geographic is planning the big reveal in an upcoming documentary.  Listen to the story here.

Photographer Steve McCurry by Ahmet Sel