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Farwell Kodacrhome!

The last roll of Kodachrome has been shot by none other than photographer Steve McCurry. There will be no more production of the Kodachrome film, making this specific roll immensely unique. Check out the story by AP (Associated Press) and consider this: what would you shoot with the last roll of a film?

In this June 2010 photo released by National Geographic Television, photographer Steve McCurry takes a photo of a Bollywood actor in Mumbai, India, with the last Kodachrome roll. Betting its future on digital photography, Kodak discontinued the slide and motion-picture film with a production run last August in which a master sheet nearly a mile long was cut up into more than 20,000 rolls. McCurry requested the final 36-exposure strip. After nine months of planning, he embarked in June on a six-week odyssey. Trailing him was a TV crew from National Geographic Channel, which plans to broadcast a one-hour documentary early next year. AP Photo/National Geographic Television, Yvonne Russo.
By: Ben Dobbin, Associated Press Writer

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