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Digital Photography Veteran Reflects on Kodak's Transition

Feb 17, 2012

A co-inventor of digital photography whose pioneering work began 36 years ago at Eastman Kodak says he's proud of what he and his colleagues accomplished--even if Kodak was never able to take full advantage of it the way it once dominated chemically based photography.

Steve Sasson, who is now retired from Kodak, says in general he's happy to see the way digital picture-taking has blossomed.

Click on the audio player above to listen to a portion of the interview with WXXI’s Bob Smith on 1370 Connection on Thursday, February 16.

Sasson says he's glad digital photography has become an important part of people's lives in capturing their memories...something many past and present Kodak workers can claim a part of, even if the company itself is no longer going to make the cameras that take the pictures.