July 11 2015

Vancouver Art Gallery shows Kodak plant demolition

Vancouver Art Gallery

It’s not everyday that one sees a photography exhibit of an institution — Kodak — fall.

Robert Burley’s 2007 photos of the Rochester, New York Kodak plant are on display in the Vancourver Art Gallery.


This photo is on display in the Vancouver Art Gallary (July 2015).

The exhibit’s impact is in its immediacy, even though the images are from 2007.  Photos include storage of film cannisters alongside employee I.D. cards, not to mention a series of shots before and after the implosion of the physical Kodak plant.

For this journalist, it was a fascinating moment to ponder.  It was a wake for journalists like me who know that film is dead, but haven’t quite come to terms with it.


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