Last roll of Kodachrome

Date(s)
2009

After 74 years in production, Kodak announced the retirement of Kodachrome color film (“Milestones”). The following year, the final roll was presented to National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. After taking three years to photograph with the last roll of Kodachrome, McCurry published his pictures in early 2013, marking the end of film photography and the domination of digital photography. The new standard for photojournalists would be high-resolution digital photographs, making the horrors of professional war photographs more vivid and theoretically accessible due to the quick and easy transmission of digital files.

Sources

"Milestones." Kodak. Last modified 2015, http://graphics.kodak.com/US/en/corp/aboutus/heritage/milestones/default.htm.