Calumet Photo Vanishes in the U.S.

Calumet, who's been in the photo industry for 75 years - today announced that they’re shutting down in the U.S. The company announced the closing on their Facebook page (and seen above) but their website and Twitter page are gone. Their YouTube page is still up however. Naturally, there's a fair amount of backlash in the comments on Facebook... As the employees were blindsided. They've filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listing less than $50K in assets and between $1M and $10M USD in liabilities in court documents.

The unpoetic end...

After 75 years of business it is with a heavy heart that we announce our immediate closing in the United States (our European stores will continue). It has been a joy to share our passion for photography with you all of these years. We’ll miss each other and we’ll miss all of our customers. Thank you for everything.