What should a photographer shoot when he's entrusted with the very last roll of Kodachrome?
Steve McCurry took aim at the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and a few human icons, too. Paul Simon, the crooner synonymous with the fabled film's richly saturated colors, shied away. But Robert De Niro stood in for the world of filmmaking.
Then McCurry headed from his base in New York City to southern Asia, where in 1984 he shot a famous portrait of a green-eyed Afghan refugee girl that made the cover of National Geographic. In India, he snapped a tribe whose nomadic way of life is disappearing -- just as Kodachrome is....
That green-eyed girl looked a lot worse for wear, when she was photographed recently, but that is to be expected in a Muslim country, Women in Christianity and Islam.
If only they could have made film at least the tenth the price it goes for (and throw in the developing for free). Even 35mm cameras (which many professional photographers scorn as point and shoot cameras ), are the equivalent of 25 megapixel digital camera -- which I don't believe has been made yet.