In 1888 George Eastman founded Eastman Kodak company with the slogan ‘you press the button, we do the rest’: popular photography was born. In summer 2012 Kodak announced the intention to quit the production of film and photographic paper. This decision is not only a mere economical news story, part of the current long series of industrial bankruptcy, but appears as a historical event in the world of images.
Cameras Project is a joyous and confusing goodbye to film and analogical photography: 11 international artists were asked by CURA. to use a Kodak disposable camera over a period of one month. No one knows what the artists have photographed… Did they really use the cameras? Or they just hid a secret inside the plastic case? Maybe some of them have replaced the film with a roll of gold. What will be more valuable in the future: the images impressed on the film or the film itself? Those who will buy the cameras will keep these secrets concealed forever or will develop the films? Will they gain something or will they lose everything?
Cameras are on sale at the price of 300 euros each. By purchasing these special editions you will support CURA. forthcoming reckless projects.
With special editions by:
Francesco Arena, Tomaso De Luca, Gabriele De Santis, Anna Franceschini, Babak Ghazi, Maria Loboda, Jacopo Miliani, Ruth Proctor, Francesco Simeti, Ian Tweedy, Raphaël Zarka