Last roll of Kodachrome developed in Parsons

PARSONS, Kansas - A photojournalist has developed the last roll of Kodachrome film developed by Eastman Kodak at a laboratory in Parsons.

Photographer Steve McCurry developed 36 slides on Monday at Dwayne's Photo Service, which is the only photo lab left in the world that can process Kodachrome.

Kodak announced last year that it would retire Kodachrome, a color reversal film it has manufactured since 1935. Two executives with National Geographic joined McCurry in Parsons because the organization is following the journey of the final Kodachrome roll.

The Parsons Sun reports that McCurry used the last roll to shoot scenes around New York, but the last three frames were shot in Parsons.

Dwayne's vice president Grant Steinle says the company will end its processing of Kodachrome on Dec. 10.

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