The Last Roll of Kodachrome

In 2009, Kodak announced that production of it’s Kodachrome film (a color slide film develped with the now defunct K-14 process) would cease. Famed photographer Steve McCurry, who often used Kodachrome film in much of his work, asked Kodak to give him the last roll of film off the production line and Kodak kindly agreed.

A video crew from National Geographic followed McCurry around the world on his quest to photograph with the last roll of Kodachrome film and recently released the following documentary (the final roll was actually developed in 2010). The video not only chronicles how McCurry used the last roll of film, but also provides some great advice from a professional photographer.

The entire gallery from the final roll is available on Steve McCurry’s website.