Transition Pains: Kodak has finally replaced its B&W photographic paper with a new product for the digital age, writes Terry Lane

An important milestone in the transition from silver-based photography to digital imaging was passed in June. Kodak announced that it was stopping production of conventional black and white photographic paper. The factory in Brazil was closed and the company drew a little closer to its downsizing target of 15,000 sackings worldwide. For those of us who have spent years puddling around in the darkroom up to our elbows in toxic chemicals, it was almost unbelievable that the company that had democratised photography more than 100 years ago should be withdrawing from the basic chemistry and technology on which it was based.

Source: Fairfax Digital


Posted: Wed - September 21, 2005 at 03:47 PM