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National Geographic Memories of Kodachrome

Ever since Monday’s announcement by Kodak that they’re discontinuing production of Kodachrome film, professional and amateur photographers this week have been busy discussing its demise, writes National Geographic Traveler Senior Photo Editor Dan Westergren.


“Kodachrome was known for its rich color saturation and was widely used by National Geographic photographers in the first decades that the magazine printed in color. In fact, it was so well appreciated that when some explorers came upon a landscape that just demanded to be photographed, they decided to name it after the film,” Westergren writes on the Traveler blog Intelligent Travel.

Read the entire entry and see more Kodachrome moments at The Legend of Kodachrome Flat >>

Photo by Dan Westergren from the September 1949 National Geographic magazine, “First Motor Sortie into Escalante Land.” 

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