Swiss photographer Catherine Leutenegger will be visiting Sydney in May to attend Head On Photo Festival 2016 and to open her exhibition ‘Kodak City’.
‘Kodak City’ is the result of Catherine’s investigation into Kodak which was established in 1888 by George Eastman, who revolutionized photography and founded the photographic industry. However, by 2012, plagued by legal battles and the impact of the digital revolution, Kodak was bankrupt.
Her investigation reveals what remains of Kodak as a business and the ways in which the decline of the company impacted the city of Rochester where the headquarters were established in 1888. It is a testimony both engaged and objective, covering a part of America’s industrial heritage that faces the inevitable disappearance. It is also a way of paying homage to the father of modern photography, George Eastman (1854 -1932) in his hometown, which he transformed into the cradle of the world’s collective memory for the entire 20th century.3
‘Kodak City’ is presented by Head On Photo Festival 2016 at Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney. Catherine’s visit is made possible with the generous support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Sydney.
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