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Kodak Town

In Oct, I went back to Rochester, NY, known as the Kodak Town. I was warmly received by 2 Pauls and their family members, and through them I met another great photographer Donald and his wife Alice, and all of them showed me around town. The 3 gentlemen all used to work for Kodak. When Kodak was at its prime time, more or less 7% of the whole population in Rochester were Kodak employees. In those days, it was almost impossible that someone who lived there would say he or she did not know anyone who worked for Kodak. Of course now things have changed a lot.

Some people who use digital cameras nowadays may not know much about the film photography, and that Kodak actually invented several solid-state image sensors back in the 70s. The first megapixel sensor was also invented by the Kodak scientists in 1986. It was Kodak who introduced the digital technology to the public, which was widely used afterwards and gradually, and inevitably, replaced most of the film photography.

I visited the Eastman House, a museum of photography as well as the elegant mansion of the founder of Kodak. I not only toured from room to room with interest, but also paid respect to Mr. George Eastman (1854 - 1932) on behalf of my late father, who was a professional photographer.

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