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Swiss documentary photographer Catherine Leutenegger (*1983) has portrayed the Kodak headquarters. The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, until June 5, 2016.

The Kodak headquarters were founded by George Eastman in Rochester, New York, in 1888. In its prime, Kodak employed thousands of people and turned Rochester into a wealthy town. After the digitalization of photography, the business declined. 

Swiss Catherine Leutenegger’s documentary series reveals what remains of Kodak as a business and the ways in which the decline of the company impacted the city of Rochester.

It is a testimony that is both engaged and objective, covering a part of America’s industrial heritage that faces inevitable disappearance. It is also a way of paying homage to the father of modern photography, George Eastman.

Please find more information at The Finnish Museum of Photography

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