Title: Kodak City
Authors: Catherine Leutenegger
Language: English, French
Kodak, the company which pioneered so much in photography from the
1880s through the 1960s, could have owned digital imaging; the very
first electronic camera was born in one of Kodak’s labs.
Instead, they missed that boat, going into a tailspin that resulted in
their eventual bankruptcy. Tied to that economic engine, the fortunes
of Rochester, New York, the archetypal company town where Kodak had
its headquarters, fell as "Big Yellow" collapsed.
Catherine Leutenegger’s attentive, deadpan studies of Rochester today explore the face of a city
once central to photography but now irrelevant and adrift.
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