We knew this day would come. Kodak has formally announced that it will discontinue the sales of Kodachrome color film this year. Its last batch, #2672, rolled off a limited production line in July 2008, with an expiry date of 2009.
In 1935, Kodachrome became the first commercially successful film, making it, at 74 years old, the longest-running brand of color film. Kodachrome was used in such iconic shots as Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl.”
Here’s a link to the official statement from Kodak.
Here’s a tribute to this photography legend.