domingo, 29 de enero de 2012

Kodak: Quiebra

Leemos estos dias en prensa que Kodak ha quebrado

.....Eastman Kodak Co, the photography icon that invented the hand-held camera, has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to shrink significantly, capping a prolonged plunge for one of America's best-known companies...

Es una compañía cuyos productos nos han acompañado durante mucho años y cuyas fotos en papel guardamos en nuestros álbumes tal y como hacemos con sus negativos.


 
y también conservamos algunos carretes de fotos  que,casi seguro, no llegaremos a utilizar nunca más.

Recordar que la George Eastman House es uno de los grandes museos de la fotografía. Su base de datos de fotógrafos , de incómodo uso, es muy valorada por los coleccionistas americanos.

............The photography collection includes more than 400,000 photographs and negatives dating from the invention of photography to the present day. The collection embraces numerous landmark processes, objects of great rarity, and monuments of art history that trace the evolution of the medium as a technology, as a means of scientific and historical documentation, and as one of the most potent and accessible means of personal expression of the modern era. More than 14,000 photographers are represented in the collection, including virtually all the major figures in the history of the medium. The collection includes original vintage works produced by nearly every process and printing medium employed...............

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