A Camera Shop Goes Dark
Washington, D.C.’s Penn Camera chain is the latest local camera store to close up shop. The reasons are obvious, though no less lamentable: Digital cameras have replaced film. For the average consumer, smart phones are replacing the point-and-shoot.
The key is to move forward but not forget the past. So much of our lives have been documented by our cameras, both film and digital. If this is the twilight of film, then let’s celebrate its significance by taking a moment to look back into our archives; back to the moments we once treasured. (NPR: The Picture Show)
Photo: Bill Jonscher works behind the scenes at Penn Camera, processing film and making prints. (Claire O’Neill/NPR)

A Camera Shop Goes Dark

Washington, D.C.’s Penn Camera chain is the latest local camera store to close up shop. The reasons are obvious, though no less lamentable: Digital cameras have replaced film. For the average consumer, smart phones are replacing the point-and-shoot.

The key is to move forward but not forget the past. So much of our lives have been documented by our cameras, both film and digital. If this is the twilight of film, then let’s celebrate its significance by taking a moment to look back into our archives; back to the moments we once treasured. (NPR: The Picture Show)

Photo: Bill Jonscher works behind the scenes at Penn Camera, processing film and making prints. (Claire O’Neill/NPR)

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