First of all a big Thank You to everyone out there keeping the country (and the world) moving, from the ISPs to the smallest courier services. Stay safe! When soap, sanitizer and toilet paper was getting hard to find, when school was closed for the semester (including the UCCS darkroom), when everyone started hoarding food, when I first heard the words “Social Distancing,” when film stopped coming out of Italy, when no one wanted Jeep tours anymore, when state governments started issuing lockdowns for non-essential services, there have been some brave businesses that have continued to supply photographers and filmmakers with what they need to keep on going. I want to give a big Thank You to the companies and employees willing to carry on during the recent pandemic. I’m sure there are more but these are the ones that have made public announcements on social media or their websites, so I didn’t have to call them up to confirm:
Ilford Photo was ramping up production in March and is shut down as of 04/01, still shipping out their inventory to photo retailers and customers.
Also, Ilford has been compiling a list of worldwide film retailers. Where to find Ilford film online
Camera stores/still photo labs
Denver Digital Imaging (full service photo lab)
Kosm Foto has been compiling their own worldwide list here.
And here are film/photo-related businesses that I’ve heard have been using their production lines to help save lives
Kodak has started making ingredients for hand sanitizer
Standard Camera company has been 3D printing parts for face shields
I’ll update this list when I hear anything new, there’s a page on my site I set up for this purpose last week, which can be found here. Keep shooting!