The rise and fall of Kodak, true crime images from the LAPD and the momentously cloudy solar eclipse: all in our round-up of the best photo links of the week

Photo Links of the Week March 14-20

 

At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film
A great long read over at the New York Times on the rise and fall of the once-untouchable Kodak brand. Still in business, still developing, but facing an uncertain future – well worth a read. [New York Times]

 

THE ECLIPSE!

Did you know there’s been an eclipse? Well, there has. Our attempt to capture it was rather dismal, though of course many of you fared rather better. We’re glad to know we weren’t the only ones to have a disappointing time of it though, as over on Mashable they’ve collected the best underwhelming eclipse photos from Twitter. [Mashable]

 

Photographer Unearths a Wealth of True Crime Photos from the LAPD Archives
A selection from the massive photo archives at the Los Angeles Police Department will be going on show next month, here’s a sneak peek at some of the fascinating crime scene and evidence photos, some dating back to 1925. [Feature Shoot]

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS!

Did you know there were Northern Lights in the UK earlier this week? Well, there were, and plenty of people took pictures of them, as we saw. The BBC put together a great collection of pictures from those lucky enough to be in a good spot. [BBC]

 

Meteorites and moon shadows: Kikuji Kawada’s brooding sky
Kikuji Kawada’s harsh, stark images of the sky in post-war Japan are confusing, chaotic and utterly spellbinding. [The Guardian]

 

Legacy of War
A worthy and important Kickstarter by Giles Duley, who plans to document the long-term impact of conflict on communities around the world throughout a two-year photo project. He’s already reached his target, but you can donate for another two weeks if you’d like to support him. [Kickstarter]

 

Leica Survives the Digital Shift
In contrast to the grim cautionary tale of Kodak, here’s a Wall Street Journal piece on how Leica carved out its own niche in the digital market. [The Wall Street Journal]

 

9 Photo Composition Tips (feat. Steve McCurry)
And finally, COOPH explains nine composition tips with visual aids courtesy of the great Steve McCurry.