lovers might want to make a trip to Istanbul
this summer to be the first in the world to see the last roll of Kodachrome
photos on exhibit at the Istanbul Modern
museum. As we reported in December
, the film was discontinued in 2009 by Kodak
due to the rise of digital photography, and the very last roll of film was processed in Kansas at the end of 2010. The last 36-exposure roll was given to National Geographic
photographer Steve McCurry
in July 2010, who used it to photograph subjects including Robert de Niro, Bollywood
stars, Turkish photojournalist Ara Güler
and the Rabari tribe of India
. McCurry is best known
for his iconic portrait "Afghan Girl"
which appeared on the cover of National Geographic
in 1985, shot on Kodachrome.
The Last Kodachrome Film will run August 2 to September 4 at the Istanbul Modern
, located on Turkey's Bosphorus
Strait. The museum also features a collection of modern and contemporary Turkish artists, and will show another photography exhibition from Turkish artist Lale Tara
in August along with the work of Steve McCurry.
Photograph by Steve McCurry, courtesy of National Geographic.
Filed under: Arts and Culture, Photos, Asia, Europe, Turkey