Harvey Milk Photo Center

The oldest and largest community Wet Darkroom in the United States

Photo by Jim Watkins

GGP150 - Photo by Mitsu

A Photographic Collection
Curated by Dave Christensen, Director of HMPC

Cover Photo by Mitsu Yoshikawa

A Visual Survey of the Environmental Crisis

Cover Photo by Melanie Burford

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Closure Notice

We are currently closed due to Covid-19.
Check out our virtual galleries and stay tuned for further updates.

Serving the San Francisco community since 1940, the Harvey Milk Photo Center is the oldest and largest community wet darkroom in the United States. Members have access to large format printers, film scanning equipment and a full feature digital lab with Adobe software. The Center’s educational program now exceeds 200 classes, workshops, and lectures annually, conducted by working professionals in both fine arts and commercial photography. Scholarships are available for anyone living in San Francisco wishing to take our classes. All exhibitions, lectures, special events and memberships are available to the general public.

The Harvey Milk Photo Center is a part of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Since 1954, the Center has resided at 50 Scott Street, in the lower level of the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts building at Duboce Park.

Happy 90th Birthday! Harvey Milk

Past Exhibits at HMPC

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Our memberships start at $67 and are billed annually.