Aug 2, 2010 3:47 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Entrusted with the last manufactured roll of Kodachrome film, Steve McCurry has photographed the Brooklyn Bridge, New York's Grand Central Terminal and even Robert De Niro.
McCurry also went to southern Asia, where in 1984 he took a portrait of a green-eyed Afghan refugee girl that made the cover of National Geographic. This year, he snapped a tribe in India whose nomadic way of life is disappearing, just as Kodachrome is.
Kodak has discontinued Kodachrome, the first commercially successful color film.
McCurry spent six weeks this year shooting the roll. National Geographic is considering doing a spread that would include some of the images. The originals are destined for safekeeping at the George Eastman House film and photography museum in Rochester.