The Bushwick Community Darkroom fosters an environment of creative development for photography lovers of all levels.

Selected photographs below are from our old home. Photos of our new home are below and will be consistently updated.

 

Rental

Our fully stocked darkrooms are available for rental by anyone who wishes to use them and has a base level of experience. Both color & b&w darkrooms are available. Everyone will be given a brief introduction to the space at the beginning of their first visit. Bring your negatives & paper & get to work!

memberships

We have a variety of membership levels to match everyone's budget and needs. Visit our membership page for purchasing and access information!

(they're a steal of a deal.) 

classes & Workshops

The Bushwick Community Darkroom is host to a number of regular classes organized by Brooklyn Central as well as a number of independently organized workshops run by members of our community. All classes and workshops are priced as affordably as possible!

(and sometimes they're free!)

Almost there!!!

 

We are really and truly almost there!! The electric and plumbing are done, the drywall is up and mudded and taped. We're about to start painting, building counters and installing enlargers and equipment! Check out the photos below and please consider making a small donation to help us keep moving forward and provide you with all the resources you could ever need!

 

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Sometimes we do other cool things too! Like today we packed up a batch of our spare equipment and went over to Vice studios to set up shop so they could shoot footage of photos developing! Check out our set up and think of us for your next film shoot needing a functional darkroom set ;)

To support our cause and make a tax deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor please click below

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Check out the gallery above for recent construction photos! We're making some grrrrrrrrrrreeat progress!

As you and our friend David can see, our walls are up, our main sink is installed, our plumbing lines are done, our electric is almost done. We basically just need to get the drywall & taping done, build the counters, and install a few more platforms/shelves in order to be 100% ready to go.

Unfortunately, we're almost out of money. We have enough in the bank to pay May rent and cover a few more days of labor but beyond that we're going to come to a screeching halt. We need your help to keep moving and push this project over the finish line to establish the essential resource that this community needs.

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Darkrooms, Developing Stations, Studio Space, Scanning Services, Exhibitions, Events, Classes, Workshops and so much more.

 

With your support we are building the premier resource for analog photography in Brooklyn. When we finally open in our new home we will have an 8 person b&w darkroom, a 6 person color darkroom, a private darkroom, developing, scanning and printing resources as well as studio and gallery space. All available for rent for hourly, monthly, or lifetime payment options!

 

 

We have always organized art shows, from the hallway's of Lucia's apartment building to our cramped little storefronts in the Loom. Our new home is going to have a 1000 sq ft open gallery, multipurpose, classroom, screening room right up in the front. Our garage door will open straight into the gallery and at openings on warm spring, summer and fall evenings our neighbors can wander through a milling crowd and see some art.

In our last home in the Loom we finally began to tackle the immense challenge of working with children. Something that had always been a part of the vision but never a feasible reality was now actually being implemented! We worked with students at Photoville, high schoolers from the 5Borough weekend program, and middle schoolers from Bedstuy through a partnership with Citizen Schools. Having these opportunities was wonderful! But it quickly became clear that our cramped little space was not sufficient. We're greatly looking forward to welcome all these students and more when the semester starts this fall!

We recently found the above machine for a steal of a deal on ebay and simply couldn't say no. This machine will greatly improve our drop off film development service as it will simply take care of it for us. Watch out! We might actually start offering 1hr color film development services!! 

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We've got to do something with all this space!!

 

Below is a list of all our rental and drop off prices that will go into effect as of May 15, 2015. Additional updates will be made to all payment terms at this time as well.

 

Darkroom & Studio Hourly Rental Rates:

b&w gang darkroom....................................$12

b&w developing station..............................$12

color gang darkroom....................................$15

UV alt processes station.............................$15

Private Darkroom (color or b&w)...............$25

Seamless paper & backdrop stand............$20

Studio lights....................................................$30

Additional services

  • Lo-res scans.............................$10
  • Pushing/pulling........................$4
  • Contact sheets........................$4

Custom print prices available on demand. Print services offered include:

  • Archival b&w fiber prints from 5"x7" - 20"x24"
  • Custom analog c-prints from 5"x7" - 30"x40"
  • Digital Inkjet prints from 4"x5" - 50" wide roll

 

Please Inquire if there is a service you wish to know the price of but do not see listed by emailing us at bushwickcommunitydarkroom@gmail.com

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Drop off film development

b&w drop off orders require 3 days turnaround. color drop off orders require 1 day turnaround. add 1 day each for extra services (scanning, printing, pushing, etc)

Develop Only

  • 35mm color.............................$5
  • 35mm b&w..............................$8
  • 120 color..................................$5
  • 120 b&w...................................$8
  • 220 color..................................$10
  • 220 b&w...................................$16
  • 4x5.............................................$1.25/sheet

Because at the end of the day everyone wants to feel like they were part of something. We do too.

 

So we've created a tiered membership system that gets you what you want, within your budget, when you want it! As with everything we do here at the Bushwick Community Darkroom, if you see something lacking, that you wish were there but just isn't, please do not hesitate to let us know.

 

 

Are you a joiner?

First! A few general policies that apply to all membership levels!

  • All members receive 10% discount on all products and services (developing/printing)
  • All members are invited to submit to all open calls free of charge & guaranteed the option to participate in the annual BCD Bushwick Open Studios Member Showcase

Now onto the good stuffff!

LIFETIME MEMBER

There are currently 5 Lifetime Memberships available for the low low price of $2000. Lifetime memberships are an unbeatable deal and get you...

  • 24 hr access to gang b&w and color darkrooms
  • Storage locker
  • 10% discount on rental of studio facilities
  • Does NOT include discounts on services rendered by BK Lightroom

unlimited darkroom member

for $100/mo members can have unlimited 24hr access by appointment to both the gang b&w and color darkrooms, film developing station, uv exposure unit and scanners. No annual commitment.

darkroom members also receive 10% discount on all services & studio and priority over non-members for use of studio space 

studio+dkrm member

to minimize conflict and overbooking of resources there are currently 10 studio+darkroom memberships available for $300/mo with no annual commitment. 

  • 24hr access by appointment
  • 1-4 full days/month use of studio space
  • 10% discount on all services 
  • Unlimited access to gang darkrooms (reservations required)

and you can never underestimate the value of the arts.

 

Back in the sprint of 2014 we got linked up with these folks at Brooklyn Central and ever since then they've been managing our basic b&w classes

 

More information and classes will be available as the summer and fall progress so be sure to check this page regularly!! 

Stop here to see photos from our most recent events, updates and our event calendar!