Intro to B&W Printing 1
Dec
17
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
Dec
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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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Dec
24
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
Dec
26
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 the Camera
Jan
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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Intro to the Camera
Jan
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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Intermediate B&W Printing
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate 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
Jan
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
Jan
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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Intermediate B&W Printing
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate 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
Jan
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
Jan
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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Intermediate B&W Printing
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate 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 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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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 the Camera
Feb
4
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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Intro to the Camera
Feb
6
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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Intro to B&W Film Development
Feb
11
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
Feb
13
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 Printing 1
Feb
18
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
Feb
20
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 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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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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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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Intermediate B&W Printing
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate 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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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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"Havana Affair" Opening Reception
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

"Havana Affair" Opening Reception

In September 2016, photographers Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts spent several weeks shooting in Havana, Cuba. Their work is presented in the show, Havana Affair, at the Bushwick Community Darkroom. All of the film was developed at BCD and all prints were made at Borough Photo.

Describing the show, Keith says "All shots in this show were captured on film, ranging from 35mm to 4x5. Using an analog process to document our exploration of Havana seemed fitting for a place still so entrenched in the past, in ways both good and bad.” Using 35mm and 120 film to capture street scenes, and 4x5 to record the beautiful architecture, their photos represent the viability and longevity of both film photography and the city of Havana. Harriet remarked "Cuba is a place of such colour and energy, but separated politically from much of the world and for so long, it is also a country where time has stood still. It seemed in 2016 as if relations with Cuba were set to improve and I hoped to try and document things before the inevitable changes this would bring."

There will be a mojito bar starting at 6 until supplies run out. So come early if you want to partake in refreshing beverages!

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/keith_marlowe/

https://www.instagram.com/her_photo/

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BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

For our third book we will be reading "Instant: The Story of Polaroid".  We will meet at BCD on August 30th at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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Print And Zine Swap
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Print And Zine Swap

The Bushwick Community Darkroom is hosting a Print and Zine Swap in conjuction with NYC-SPC. Open to everyone and all genres of photography welcome. Trades encouraged but cash works too.

About NYC-SPC:

NYC Street Photographers Collective (SPC) is a collective made up of a small group of passionate street photographers that are dedicated to creating and sharing the art of capturing life in public spaces. The group was founded by Jorge Garcia in early 2015.

NYC-SPC offers members and anyone who is interested in the genre an opportunity to explore street photography with like minded individuals through engagement with a local community that shares resources and promotes individual’s work. NYC-SPC also regularly produces zines and organizes exhibitions to highlight photographs from members and other talented photographers.

This event will have beer donated from Sixpoint Brewery! 

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Alvin W. Hall Jr.: Chromes Opening
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Alvin W. Hall Jr.: Chromes Opening

The Bushwick Community Darkroom is pleased to present "Alvin W. Hall, Jr.: Chromes," an exhibition of color photographs from the personal archives of Alvin W. Hall, Jr., curated by Cameron Blaylock.

Throughout WWll and the decade that followed, the United States government trained a vast number of men and women in the technical aspects of photographic documentation. Alvin W. Hall, Jr., was one such individual.

Mr. Hall sought training and was employed by the Navy as a photographer after serving aboard the USS Quincy and participating in the invasion of Normandy. For fifteen years, Hall moved between naval stations across the world from Guam to Alaska; he documented rural and urban landscapes on black-and-white film with a large format view camera, and processed photographs made by spy planes on international operations.

In 1962, Hall transitioned from his government position, as Executive Officer of the United States Naval Photographic Center in Washington, D.C., to a variety of positions in the television industry. He served as president of Metro Kalvar, a developer of polyester-based black-and-white film for broadcast television, until the company was run out of business by the overwhelming popularity of color programming in the late 60’s. Hall finally settled with his family in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where he was employed as an insurance salesman until retirement.

Throughout his nomadic existence working as a photography professional, Hall maintained a parallel photographic practice: documenting the joys of parenthood and episodes of suburban life with his 35mm Petri camera on Kodachrome slides.

Alvin W. Hall, Jr., often spoke with his wife, Dorothy, about revisiting their color slides once they were retired and had time to do so. When Hall died in the spring of 2017, his grandson, Cameron Blaylock, found his vast archive of color photographs and carefully sifted through them.

In sharing this personal investigation into one grandfather’s off-duty relationship with photography, Blaylock provides a more general exploration into the underlying narratives of mid-century American society and the legacy of color photography.

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BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

For our second book we will be reading "Known And Strange Things" by Teju Cole.  We will meet at BCD on July 26th at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Bring Your Own Photo Show

Our popular Bring Your Own Photo show returns for 2017! This is your chance to show us what you've been shooting and printing... and to see what your fellow photographers have been up to! Bring your best shot (unframed is okay; framed is better) to hang at 7 p.m., then stick around to party among the photos! We welcome color and black-and-white photos, film and digital, as well as instant. Show us your stuff!!! 

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BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

The first book we will be reading is Hold Still by Sally Mann. We will meet at BCD on June 21st at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk : Michael Littman

Michael Littman was born before Generations had catchy names. He started taking Black and White Photos with his Nikon F film camera because he couldn't afford a Leica Camera at that time. He was under the influence of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams because he considered them to be Artists rather then Photographers. Michael worked thematically and discovered in 1968 that the Myrtle Avenue El was going to be torn down. He took innumerable photos during that year and produced a personal book on that subject. He has enjoyed a lifetime of photographic experiences. He spent part of the last 10 years in China promoting Photography and installing shows. He was a High School Teacher in New York City for 32 years and enjoyed using photography as part of the curriculum. Michael will be happy to share my influences, techniques and experiences at the Bushwick Community Darkroom on June 7th 2017 at 7PM.

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition Opening: "Magnum Occulta" Photographs by Whitney Evanson

oin us for the opening reception of our exhibitions of photographs by BCD Volunteer Whitney Evanson.

Reception: Saturday June 3, 2017 6-9pm
On view for the month of June during BCD Open Hours

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Frederich Nietzsche.

Whitney Evanson is fascinated by interpreting dreams, and theorizing the meanings of: memory, time, and space. She obsesses over the process within film photography and strives to know what it means to truly capture time in the form of analog film. The theoretical philosophical works of Roland Barthes and Walter Benjamin are a crucial influence to this series of images and all of her conceptual works.

In the photographic series created for her Master’s Capstone Project, she wanted to use photography to convey a sense of loss, with memory, time, and space. Evanson brought together the concepts and philosophical idea of ‘singularity of photography’ through the problems that photography gives to the beholder of the photograph. Her research and project focused on the Salem witch trials and the grassroots movement and rise of feminism within the EZLN in Chiapas, Mexico. 

How has women's autonomy developed from the time of the Salem witch trials to the place of women in grassroots movements? The female body, reproduction, use of the body to control and manipulate, ties between women and nature, ritual, and objectification can be traced across time and space within these histories. How are cultural identity, time, and place echoed throughout history, in collective memory and in tying the past to the present? This series draws connections between resistance, witchcraft, and its use to persecute radical women. It relates to pre-christian European religion, and pre-christian Mesoamerican religion in Chiapas. Hence the name of this show, MAGAM OCCULTA, which is Latin and translates into ‘witch of secrets’. This show will have specific ritual objects used within the series on display alongside the images to immerse the viewer in real time with what they are regarding within the photographs.

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Artist Talk: Daniel Ballesteros
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk: Daniel Ballesteros

Born in Springfield, Illinois, Daniel Ballesteros was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been included in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers Catalogue and En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Camera Club of New York, the Luminary, and Bose Pacia.

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"March" Show Opening
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

"March" Show Opening

CURATOR'S NOTES:

Entropy is defined as a lack of order, or a descent into chaos. Institutions are no longer trusted. The familiar becomes strange. Things fall apart, and the center no longer holds. Surely, we are living in a time of entropy.

Into this vacuum we as artists must step. Whether at the Standing Rock reservation, the streets of New York City, the national mall in Washington, or elsewhere, we use our cameras to document, to preserve, and to share with the world what we find — individuals taking a stand against the entropy that envelopes us.

For this show, we asked photographers to share moments from these protests. Some are loud and chaotic, like Jose Alvarado Jr.'s dynamic shot of demonstrators swarming a Manhattan street corner to protest the presidential election outcome. Other moments, like Jack Berner's image of a young mother nursing her child at the Women's March, are quiet and intimate. 

From the explicit (Erin Teresa Browning) to the etherial (Adam Thompson), these images bear silent witness to the times we live in. Perhaps we will choose to respond to them, to mobilize and raise our own voices in protest. Perhaps we will choose only to observe them and move on. What we cannot do — what we must not do — is look away.

Scott Nyerges, curator, March 7, 2017

Please join us at Bushwick Community Darkroom for the opening of a selection of these photographs by:

Jose Alvarado
Adam Thompson
Rebecca Hovel
Jennifer Ng
Erin Browning
Michael Hassin
Kohar Minassian
Elizabeth Stemmler
Jack Berner

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CLOSED TO NON-MEMBERS
Sep
2
to Sep 5

CLOSED TO NON-MEMBERS

We're a volunteer run organization. Nobody wants to work on Labor Day Weekend. Feel free to leave your film in our dropbox & we'll get on it first thing Tuesday morning! Enjoy your holiday weekend! Grill Something.

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Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesday Critique

Join us every Tuesday for an evening of camaraderie and critique. We gather in the spirit of support. Whether you are new to the field and looking for tips on getting started or plugging your way through a body of work and looking for feedback. Bring your questions, thoughts, feelings and photos on Tuesday evening for constructive critique, criticism, advice and inspiration.

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