Kodak photo archives to be shown in the U.K.

kodak_clerkenwell_rdlowAs you can well imagine, Kodak has built up an incredibly complete archive tracking the evolution of photography. Covering over 120 years, the Kodak archive has long been of interest to historians and researchers, however very little of it has ever been seen by the public.

This is all about to change, because the Kodak archive announced that they have donated a large portion of their images to the British Library, with the intent that they be conserved and displayed to the public. The archive contains advertising photos, along with images of the Kodak buildings and their employees.

The British Library has the the first exhibition is scheduled for October, and this particular show will be focused on 19th century photography and the technical side of development.