Kodak Tri-X Will Celebrate 60 Years This November

Photo by Michelle Rae

Photo by Michelle Rae

On November 1st 1954, Kodak first announced Tri-X film. This is the black and white film that has been in the cameras of many a photographer for its beautiful look. Tri-X has always embraced its grain and has given street scenes and candids a gritty yet jaw dropping image to enjoy. Kodak Tri-X captured lots of scenes in the Vietnam war. Many photographers that have worked for Magnum Photos like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and many more have used the film in their documentary work. Though digital is still the primary form of photography for many a lensman, it still remains popular in documentary camera work.

The film is known for being contrasty and grainy. It has been used not only a lot for street photography and reportage, but portraits.

Tri-X is still available in both 35mm and 120 films in its more common ISO speed of 400.

Via Intelligent Life

 

Chris Gampat

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