New Beginnings

 

At the age of 24, Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak invented the first digital camera, essentially making way for all the innovations that allow us to casually snap pictures on our cellphones. Photography would no longer be a process that required immense skill and patience. It would also herald the death of analog photography, which Kodak had built itself up on. “This was more than just a camera,” Sasson told The New York Times, “It was a photographic system to demonstrate the idea of an all-electronic camera that didn’t use film and didn’t use paper, and no consumables at all in the capturing and display of still photographic images.”

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