"Punch" Group Show Opening Reception
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

"Punch" Group Show Opening Reception

If you've been to the darkroom the chances are good you've seen the two faces featured in the image above. 

Paulie is our landlord and Punch is the lady that sits outside Castle Braid & gives you candy if you let her punch you. She's either named Maria or Elena depending on who you talk to when and she's super excited that we're having a show in her honor. 

We've pulled together a collection of portraits of Maria/Elena the "punch lady" and have invited her and all of you to join us for an evening of celebration of the characters in our lives.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Monday Night Movie
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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BYO B&W Non Toxic Film Developing Workshop w Mono No Aware!
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

BYO B&W Non Toxic Film Developing Workshop w Mono No Aware!

Please join MONO NO AWARE and friends at the BUSHWICK COMMUNITY DARKROOM for a free workshop in non-toxic processing! 

The demo and party will begin Friday August 24th at 8 pm. Learn how to process your black and white film using beer and coffee - Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, Medium Format, 4" x 5", 70mm, ALL FORMATS WELCOME ! 

Everyone who attends will learn how to mix their own negative processing chemistry using a combination of consumable items from the grocery store. We’ll go over basic non-toxic processing options, then mix a synthesized solution created by Chris Knudsen and Steve Cossman based on the classic Caffenol (coffee) recipe and a beer processing “soup” developed by friend of the org (and master chemist) Dagie Brundert. 

All ingredients, equipment, and safety gear will be provided - Bring Your Own Black & White as an exposed roll/cartridge of black and white film, still or moving images. We will also have film dryer's, light tables, and projectors. 
 

RSVP HERE

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Advanced B&W Printing
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our advanced black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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"A Void, Reality" Opening Reception
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

"A Void, Reality" Opening Reception

Photographs by BCD Member Amira Wedeman

 

A Void, Reality explores the invisible battles we all face, often quietly and alone, hidden only by our human skin. It explores a disjointed reality fumbling around trying to make sense of this world, wearing a casing to keep our souls from escaping.

We live many lives in this reality, the ones we show everyone else and the ones we hide from everyone else.

In this exhibit Amira plays with multiple exposure, perception, geometry and shapes to distort bodies to portray a world of disorientation and alienation.

We hope you will join us from 6:30-9:30pm on Friday September 7th for a reception with the artist.

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Intro to the Camera
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Monday Night Movie
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to the Camera
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Advanced B&W Printing
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our advanced black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Film Development
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Advanced B&W Printing
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our advanced black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Shooting 35MM Hi-con film & Cross processing as fine grain slide
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Shooting 35MM Hi-con film & Cross processing as fine grain slide

Learn to shoot Black & White 35mm Hi-con Motion Picture Film as still film and cross process as reversal to create absolutely beautiful fine grain B/W slides! Bushwick Community Darkroom hosts Mono No Aware for this special offering which is a 6 hour workshop, that includes a roll that we'll shoot as a group, a roll for each participant to shoot and process at the wet-lab, plus an additional roll to take home and shoot at a later date! 

We'll work as a group to shoot a roll of this HI-CON film to better understand its limitations and its possibilities as a still camera stock. Curriculum will cover the basics of ordering, spooling down and shooting on ESTAR film stocks, how to expose properly and how to cross-process the film as a positive image. With your own camera you'll shoot and process a roll in the workshop then, we will go over key chemical reactions, how to mix our own B/W reversal chemistry and process the film. Additionally, each student will take home an additional roll of this film to shoot and process at a later date! Bring your own 35mm still camera, then all film stock, canisters, chemicals and related equipment will be provided for.

More details and registration here: http://mononoawarefilm.com/sept-18-35mm-hicon-as-slide

LIMITED SPACE! Register today! 

Special thanks to Photographers Formulary & 19th Century Workshopsfor the D-19 kit, Colorlab for the B/W Print stock, and to Zev for the test roll : )

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Monday Night Movie
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Advanced B&W Printing
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our advanced black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Advanced B&W Printing
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to the Camera
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Monday Night Movie
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to the Camera
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Advanced B&W Printing
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Film Development
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Oct
16
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Advanced B&W Printing
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Advanced B&W Printing
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro To Camera
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Intro To Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Intro To Camera
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Intro To Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Cold Comforts: A Narrated Slideshow
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Cold Comforts: A Narrated Slideshow

Samuel Lang Budin presents "Cold Comforts," a narrated slide show.

“Cold Comforts” is a triple travelog, which details the following:

-The artists's voyage of self-discovery (abortive) around the Pacific Northwest in 2014.
-The artist's family’s various, desperate attempts (historical) to outrun and escape themselves.
-The artist's grandmother’s long, slow, descending road through senility and toward death.

It is of pertinent interest to everyone who has ever encountered: personal shame, identity conflicts, Megabus, Boltbus, the Watcom County Transit Authority Bus, dementia.

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Members/Volunteers ONLY BBQ
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Members/Volunteers ONLY BBQ

We've done a few Member/Volunteer "mixer"/pizza parties in the past and they were always lovely and super chill. It's been a couple years since we've done one now and members have come and gone and met each other and not. We would love to provide an opportunity for members & volunteers to meet each other & just chill & not worry about attending to customer needs for a minute.

Also the backyard is getting nicer & nicer and though it's not complete or as nice as it will be it still seems worth taking advantage of. So we'll set up a grill & throw some things on it & get some beers & keep the fire going for the afternoon. 

You're welcome to bring whatever you want to throw on the grill or add to the party. We'll probably have hotdogs & burgers and maybe drumsticks and probably some sort of salad & chips. 

Come hang out and have a chill summer Sunday afternoon and meet those people you only know on Slack IRL. We're all pretty nice most of the time I swear.

If you are not currently a member but are considering joining you can register for our next Member Orientation Here and be welcome to meet and mingle before you commit.

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Open Volunteer Training
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Open Volunteer Training

It's been a few years since we did an open call for volunteers now and we have a few slots to fill with reliable responsible hands. We're looking for a few nice competent respectful people to join our incredible volunteer team. You'll be receiving customer orders, assisting with film developing and scanning as well as general maintenance of the facility. Volunteers are required to commit to 1 weekly 3 hour shift for a minimum period of 3 months, we will provide a list of available shifts at the orientation. 

Please join us on Sunday July 22 at 1pm. The orientation will be followed by a Members/Volunteers only BBQ in the back of our building which anyone attending this orientation is welcome to stick around for. Hope to see you!

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Second Annual Print and Zine Swap
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Second Annual Print and Zine Swap

We're joining forces with the New York Street Photographers Collective for the second year in a row to bring you this phenomenal print/zine swap afternoon! Bring prints, zines or cash we'll provide table space & refreshments. 

Everyone had so much fun last year and there was so much great work shared we sincerely hope you'll join us once again!

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Familiar Places: Photographs by Kieran Bammann
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Familiar Places: Photographs by Kieran Bammann

Kieran Bammann has been interning at the Bushwick Community Darkroom since January 2018 in conjunction with her final semester studying photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Join us on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 6pm for drinks and refreshments at the opening reception of Kieran's solo exhibition "Familiar Places"

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EcoChat: Sustainable You, Sustainable Me!
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

EcoChat: Sustainable You, Sustainable Me!

Join us for a new discussion series starting this Tuesday February 20th and continuing on the third Tuesday's of every month. Hosted by Sue Butler & Jackie Neale

Sue Butler: Early Adopter and Innovator
Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy
LeavingtheCarbonEconomy.com

Jackie Neale: Photographer and Climate Activist

Informal Discussion Group
Sponsored by Bushwick Community Darkroom
And the Sierra Club of Massachusetts and New York

Purpose: Conversation and support for all as
We try to revise how we live in the world and
Find more sustainable adaptations.
We can talk about anything related to this topic, as the group decides.

Readings and References
We started thinking about conservation and waste as discussed in the books
Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
Cooler Smarter by Union of Concerned Scientists

Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April, 17, 2018
Tuesday May, 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
Place: Bushwick Community Darkroon
110 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718 218 4023

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Eco-Chat: Sustainable you, Sustainable me!
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Eco-Chat: Sustainable you, Sustainable me!

Join us for a new discussion series starting this Tuesday February 20th and continuing on the third Tuesday's of every month. Hosted by Sue Butler & Jackie Neale

Sue Butler: Early Adopter and Innovator
Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy
LeavingtheCarbonEconomy.com

Jackie Neale: Photographer and Climate Activist

Informal Discussion Group
Sponsored by Bushwick Community Darkroom
And the Sierra Club of Massachusetts and New York

Purpose: Conversation and support for all as
We try to revise how we live in the world and
Find more sustainable adaptations.
We can talk about anything related to this topic, as the group decides.

Readings and References
We started thinking about conservation and waste as discussed in the books
Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
Cooler Smarter by Union of Concerned Scientists

Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April, 17, 2018
Tuesday May, 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
Place: Bushwick Community Darkroon
110 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718 218 4023

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Opening Reception "Remnants: intimate moments" Photographs by Cassie Reeder
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception "Remnants: intimate moments" Photographs by Cassie Reeder

Remnants: intimate moments

Cassie Reeder’s work is one that begs of the viewer a state of presence. The work predominately showcases humans in their rawest form ; nude. Works capture direct eye contact and candid moments in a manner that may be considered intense or jarring to some viewers. Their goal is to create a space in which human forms may be viewed and studied as living beings caught in a fraction of existence without a preceding notion of sexualization of the body.

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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An Evening of Performance presented by Natasha Steinbach
Mar
17
to Mar 18

An Evening of Performance presented by Natasha Steinbach

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Night of Unique New Music Duos-

This intriguing night of new, original, composed and improvised music will feature performances by:

James Moore & Andie Springer
SLEEPTALK (David Grollman & Natalia Steinbach),
Leah Asher & Natalia Steinbach
Berrow Duo (Thea Merisow & Leia Slosberg)

Tickets are $10 at the door
Proceeds will go to the musicians

Described as "model new-music citizens" by the NY Times, JAMES MOORE & ANDIE SPRINGER enjoy active careers as performers in New York's thriving creative music scene. James and Andie started their duo while on tour with the production of playwright Richard Maxwell's Neutral Hero. Traveling to venues around the world, they would follow up their evening theatrical performances with late-night sets at underground music and art venues. They have since built a a unique repertoire of contemporary music for violin and steel-string resonator guitar, and collaborated with a diverse community of composers, writers, actors, and visual artists. Their critically acclaimed debut album Gertrudes was released on New World Records in 2015, featuring original compositions and pieces written for them by Robert Ashley, Lainie Fefferman, Paula Matthusen, Larry Polansky, and Ken Thomson.
jamesandie.com

ANDIE SPRINGER is a violinist and performer. Her audio visual album “Dandelion” will be released in the spring of 2018. She is the cofounder and musical director of Wild Shore New Music, now in it’s sixth year as Alaska’s premier new music festival. 
She has toured internationally as a company member of the New York City Players and has served as a multi-instrumentalist in theater groups Object Collection and New Paradise Laboratories. Musical collaborations include a duo with guitarist James Moore and new music ensembles Hotel Elefant and Transit. She has performed at LA Opera, The Kitchen, The Pompidou, and Carnegie Hall. Springer is faculty at Larchmont Music Academy and St. Lukes School. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, New Sounds Live, and The Wall Street Journal. 
"The best joining of human and machine since RoboCop." - I Care If You Listen
“Right 99% of the time,” - Richard Maxwell, 2018
andiespringer.com

JAMES MOORE is a UCSC alumnus who has been active on the East Coast since 2004, building an eclectic career in New York as a guitarist, mulit-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. James is a founding member of the electric guitar quartet Dither, and performs with his acoustic group The Hands Free and the rock band Forever House. James's first solo recording, a new interpretation of The Book of Heads, John Zorn’s bizarre collection of guitar etudes, was released on Tzadik in 2015. Other recent projects include playwright Richard Maxwell’s theater production The Evening; choreographer Susan Marshall and composer David Lang’s collaborative dance work PLAY/PAUSE; and Mason Bates's The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with the Santa Fe Opera.
jamesmooreguitar.com

Violinist/violist, composer, and visual artist LEAH ASHER is an avid performer of contemporary music and creator of new artistic works. Leah has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe with artists and ensembles such as Jennifer Torrence, Sanae Yoshida, Mary Auner, AJO ensemble, NOSO Sinfoniettaen, The Arctic Philharmonic, The Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, eighth blackbird, ICE, and The Rhythm Method. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with NOSO Sinfoniettaen and Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. A passionate collaborator, Leah has worked closely with composers such as Lewis Nielson, Rebecca Saunders, Frederic Rzewski, Edward Hamel, Phillipe Manoury, and Christian Wolff. Leah formerly served as solo violist of the NOSO Sinfoniettaen and co-principal viola of the Arctic Philharmonic. She joined as a violinist of The Rhythm Method in 2016. As a composer of graphic scores, Leah has been commissioned by ensembles such as andPlay, Chartreuse, NorthArc Percussion group, The Contingency Plan, and solo artists such as Meaghan Burke, Tristan McKay, Kallie Ciechomski, and Jennifer Torrence.
leahasher.com

SLEEP TALK is an experimental and improvisational duo formed in 2016 comprised of percussionist/performer David Grollman and violinist, vocalist, and sleep talker, Natalia Steinbach. The two improvise upon a theme composed of an extensive library of Natalia’s sleep talking recordings. Using their instruments, objects, and voices, David and Natalia create an unpredictable, enigmatic, and imaginative performance.
http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=22973

DAVID GROLLMAN is a percussionist from NYC who performs freely improvised music. He performs in art galleries, tiki bars, and venues of curious ambience made more curious by his mongrel sounds. David bows, scrapes, blows, slaps, rubs, caresses, abuses, and generally tests the limits of his instrument. Anything is game. Anything may be a participant if the musical conversation calls for it. Artist, instrument, audience, and environment become ambiguous terms, conspiring in a theatrical exploration of chance dynamics and serendipitous exchanges.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSb92rzNeYo&app=desktop

NATALIA STEINBACH is a violinist, vocalist, composer, educator, and visual artist specializing in classical, experimental, contemporary, and improvisatory music. She performs music for solo violin and voice as well as collaborates with other musicians and artists from all over the world. Her recent projects include her solo noir/theatrical/neoclassical works as WaterLynx, experimental/improvisational duo SLEEP TALK with percussionist David Grollman, compositional/improvisational and new music duo with violinist/violist/composer Leah Asher, and the experimental, classical, and performance art duo Naked Roots Conducive with cellist/vocalist Valerie Kuehne. Steinbach recently finished recording her solo album, The WaterLynx EP this past year. The album features Natalia’s melancholic and ferocious pieces, layered intricately with passionate vocals and violin and will include a series of her paintings in the album’s pamphlet. Natalia studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Gregory Fulkerson as well as with Airi Yoshioka at University of Maryland Baltimore County.
nataliasteinbach.com


BERROW DUO is the dynamic combination of flute and cello committed to the creation of new works. New York City-based performers LEIA SLOSBERG, flute, and THEA MESIROW, cello, bonded over their desire to push traditional playing boundaries with the incorporation of text and extended techniques in instrumental music. Together, they focus on the promotion of women and femme-identified composers and artists to create new works through close collaboration. Berrow Duo is passionate about experimentation, exploration, and the expansion of expression in instrumental music.
leiaslosberg.com
theamesirow.com

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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Point and Shoot Opening Reception
Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Point and Shoot Opening Reception

Collette O’Brien and Theo Smith-Miller are Bennington students interning at the Bushwick Community Darkroom for their Field Work Terms, a seven week internship which all Bennington students partake in. As part of their internship Collette and Theo are self producing an exhibition that will be on display in our gallery from February 8th - 13th. A celebratory reception will be held on Saturday February 10th from 6-9pm, drinks & snacks will be served. For this show Collette and Theo have been experimenting in the color darkroom. Theo has been collecting Images of man made structures and the way that people and the environment interact. Collette has been collaging together found negatives to create abstracted portraits. Theo and Collette have greatly enjoyed the time they’ve spent at BCD and are very glad to have this opportunity to show their work.

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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"Human Nature" Opening Reception
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Human Nature" Opening Reception

Human Nature

Opening: January 13, 2018, 6 - 9pm

Photographer Franey Miller’s body of work has been centered around making artful images of people and plant life since she began taking photos as a child. “Human Nature” is a recent selection of brightly colored images presented at the Bushwick Community Darkroom.

Much like how she photographs people, Franey’s intention while shooting different plant life is to always personify the flower and give it movement and a voice. The photos on display were selected to showcase a visual comparison of flowers and models in a fashion environment moving in similar ways. 

Franey developed the film and created all of the darkroom prints at BCD.

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Annual Fundraiser
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Fundraiser

The Bushwick Community Darkroom was founded in 2011 with the mission to make film photography accessible to everybody. At a time when professional film labs were closing across New York City, founder Lucia Rollow believed there was still a place for film as a commercial and artistic medium. With a small amount of seed money, donated equipment, and the hard work of a few volunteers, BCD opened its doors.

Since moving into 110 Troutman Street in 2015, the Bushwick Community Darkroom has become a cornerstone in the Brooklyn arts community. Along with providing multiple darkrooms with color and black-and-white printing, we regularly host photo shows in our gallery space and offer a wide range of classes. This is just the beginning.

We’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $50,000 by the end of 2017. With this capital, we can make important facility upgrades and purchase a new scanner to improve our drop-off processing services. Your support will enable us to continue serving the community and keep our photo services affordable and accessible to all. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor we are already 20% of the way towards our $50,000 goal and with your contribution we can get the rest of the way there!

Join us on December 7th from 7-10pm. There will be a silent auction, raffle with prizes from local Brooklyn business and a print sale. 

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Bring Your Own Photo Show
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bring Your Own Photo Show

Join us for our last "Bring Your Own Photo" Show of 2017!

Here's how it works: Come at 6pm and hang a photo. Bring any type of photo - color, b&w, mounted or unmounted - and show off your work. Space is first come, first serve so come early meet our wonderful community members!

 

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Holiday Portraits With Your Furry Friends!
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Portraits With Your Furry Friends!

Come have your holiday portraits taken with your furry friends at our pop up studio! We'll set up our backdrop & beautiful lights so you can get holiday portraits done in style. To limit potential chaos we can only invite furry friends of the canine variety, sorry.

For $30 you get a photoshoot, a professionally shot roll of black/white film and digital scans.

Festivities take place from 11am-3pm. There will be refreshments and lots of holiday cheer! You don't want to miss this!

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"Look Up And Live" Opening Reception
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

"Look Up And Live" Opening Reception

LOOK UP AND LIVE

Join us at BCD for the opening reception of Cooper Ray's show "Look Up And Live"! 

Experience what defined the race to the sky! Climb to the top of the skyscrapers that inspired a world of tall buildings. From the mighty crown jewel of them all to the final monolith built before the Great Depression. Come learn about skyscraper development in the early 20th century and take a visit to the top of the world with your own two eyes!

 

An immersive experience ascending two downtown Manhattan skyscrapers. Both buildings once had observatories for the public to experience. Photographs will be printed near life size and enlarged from silver gelatin prints. Perspective and relative scale will get you as close to the visceral feeling of ascending the building yourself.

 

You will be able to pick up an exhibition book the day of the show. It will catalog both buildings featured with scans directly from the silver gelatin prints used for the show. The book will also lend information about the history and importance of the skyscrapers in their place in time to New York City, and the World.

For more information on Cooper Ray: 
http://www.cooperray.nyc/look-up-and-live

http://blog.cooperray.nyc

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BCD Presents: Books and Beer
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

BCD Presents: Books and Beer

This month, join us by reading "Just Kids" by Patti Smith and having a lively discussion over some beers.

"Just Kids" highlights the glory days of New York's Chelsea Hotel and gives a look into Smith's relationship with renowned photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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"Silent Lovers" A Film By Julie Orlick
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

"Silent Lovers" A Film By Julie Orlick

Join us for a screening of Julie Orlick's short film "Silent Lovers" and a preview of her new film "Very Bauhaus"! A question and answer session will follow. 

The unsung artists & eccentric weirdoes of Brooklyn's DIY art scene brings you new avant-garde cinema presented on 16mm film! Julie Orlick (b. 1990) is a Brooklyn-based Los Angeles-born director, film maker, alternative photographer and artist. Her work is based in tintype photography and 16mm film making. In Orlick's current work, she takes aesthetic ques & is greatly inspired by the silent film era, the commedia dell'arte & the pantomime. She has been touring the country with an entire retrospective of her films made from 2014-2017, debuting her longest-short "Silent Lovers", running at 10min long, in full color, shot in 16mm on a Bolex and edited completely by hand with a flatbed Steenbeck. All of her films were made in Brooklyn, NY with tons of love, dedication and support from all the artists and friends she's made while living here and could not have been possible without the facilities, education and encouragement from Mono No Aware Film.

More information on Julie and her work can be found here

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