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1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone

  • 8 10
  • 2017
  • Nonemin
1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone

On June 11th, 1997, Philippe Kahn created the first camera phone solution to share pictures instantly on public networks. The impetus for this invention was the birth of Kahn's daughter, when he jerry-rigged a mobile phone with a digital camera and sent photos in real time. In 2016 Time Magazine included Kahn's first camera phone photo in their list of the 100 most influential photos of all time.

1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone
Mark Lipson
Mark Lipson Executive Producer
Rachel Galey
Rachel Galey Makeup Artist
Blake Heal
Blake Heal Producer
Jeff Keith
Jeff Keith Producer
Matt Abeysekera
Matt Abeysekera Original Music Composer
Chase Jensen
Chase Jensen Executive Producer
Cameron Dearmond
Cameron Dearmond Executive Producer
Martim Viam
Martim Viam Director of Photography
Brand Britwistle
Brand Britwistle Unit Production Manager
Jason Sims
Jason Sims Production Coordinator
Thomas Obed
Thomas Obed Production Design
Per Tom
Per Tom Art Direction
Esther Han
Esther Han Wardrobe Supervisor
Jefri Meintjes
Jefri Meintjes First Assistant Camera
Adam Murray
Adam Murray Key Grip
Andrew Pitts
Andrew Pitts Best Boy Electric
Esther Han
Esther Han Sound Mixer
Jason Rupe
Jason Rupe Camera Technician
Michael Bosman
Michael Bosman Color Timer
Nick Michaud
Nick Michaud Sound Designer
Patrick Wells
Patrick Wells Assistant Editor
Dante Gabiati
Dante Gabiati Philippe Kahn
Wendy Wang
Wendy Wang Sonia Kahn
Cary Mizbe
Cary Mizbe Police Officer

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