Colour photograph of a Kodak Australasia research laboratory staff member experimenting with colour forming chemicals for emulsions.

The photograph features a male Kodak staff member in white lab coat and safety goggles operating a piece of experimental laboratory equipment.The caption reads: 'The processes used for incorporation of the color forming chemicals into photographic products is a specialist area of research in Australia'.

This photograph was likely exhibited in a trade show or factory tour of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd's Coburg plant, promoting the work of Kodak's Research Laboratory. The poster is made of cardboard with Velcro tabs on the back to attach to a presentation board or carpet board.

There are 8 of these mounted photograph posters in the Kodak Heritage Collection. They were likely exhibited together and tell a story about the different methods and technologies used in Kodak's experimental research division in the early 1990s.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

This photograph is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Description of Content

A mid shot (waist up) of a man in a white lab coat and safety goggles. He has both hands placed on a large machine with a tall steel tube in the foreground and a blue compressor/component in the background.

Physical Description

Colour photograph printed on medium weight paper, portrait format, glued to heavy weight, mottled grey mounting board with a raised caption, laser printed in red ink, stuck beneath the photograph. There is a Kodak red and yellow 'K' logo glued to the bottom left and a red and yellow graphic of Australia, formed out of the word 'RESEARCH', glued to the bottom right. On the reverse, in each corner, are black Velcro strips.

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