last roll of Kodachrome, this is kansas

Photographer Steve McCurry Shoots De Niro, Brooklyn, India on Last Kodachrome Roll


ROCHESTER, NY (AP).- What should a photographer shoot when he’s entrusted with the very last roll of Kodachrome? Steve McCurry took aim at the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and a few human icons, too. Paul Simon, the crooner synonymous with the fabled film’s richly saturated colors, shied away. But Robert De Niro stood in for the world of filmmaking. Then McCurry headed from his base in New York City to southern Asia, where in 1984 he shot a famous portrait of a green-eyed Afghan refugee girl that made the cover of National Geographic. In India, he snapped a tribe whose nomadic way of life is disappearing — just as Kodachrome is.

see a link to The Wichita Eagle where the last Kodachrome lab exists Dwayne’s Photo Service or listen on NPR’s blog which also has some of McCurry’s India photographic work on a slide show. i’ve seen large prints of McCurry’s India studies at the Friends Without A Border auctions which we, Mary Wehrhahn and i belong to also donating prints of our work towards this wonderful charity which supports a children’s hospital in Cambodia which was first started by photographer Kenro Izu for the children of Cambodia whom he first met at Ankor Wat while photographing this amazing place. it is an infectious place.


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