About the book:
On January 18, 2011, the final rolls of Kodachrome were processed at Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas.is a farewell homage to and celebration of Kodachrome, which ushered in the modern era of color photography.
Introductory essays explore the film’s historical importance, its unique scientific formulation, and its iconic status. What follows is an extensive gallery of photographs selected from the final batches processed that last day, the day that Kodachrome came to the end of its run.
Watch an interview about the Kodachrome project and book with editor Susan Stang on STL TV's City Corner.
About the editors and essayists:
Bill Barrett is a photographer and educator. He has been at Webster University since 1994, and is a professor in the School of Communications. He has worked extensively in New York City and Central America and is the Director of the University’s May Gallery.
Arnold H. Drapkin was on the editorial staff of Time, the Weekly Newsmagazine, for 38 years. During his ten years as worldwide picture editor, Time won a record 200-plus awards for its excellence in photography.
Susan Hacker Stang is a photographer and educator. She is a professor in the School of Communications at Webster University, where she currently heads the photography program. She exhibits and publishes actively and her work is held in over twenty museum collections worldwide.
Grant Steinle is the vice president of Operations at Dwayne’s Photo, the last lab to process Kodachrome film. He has worked at Dwayne’s since 1989.