Harvey Milk Photo Center

Harvey Milk Photo Center

The oldest and largest community Wet Darkroom in the United States

Photo by Jim Watkins

Harvey Milk Photo Center

Jock McDonald

Jan 8 - Feb 3 - Opening Jan 8, 1-4pm, must show proof of Covid 19 vaccination to attend.

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight: Harvey Milk Photo Center

Winter 2022 Online Classes

Registration starts Saturday, December 18 at 10:00am

HMPC Highlights

Highlights of 2010-2021


Your generous donations will be instrumental in reopening our doors in order to serve our community again.

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Harvey Milk Photo Center Hours:

HMPC is open with limited film and darkroom processing.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 3pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday: 3pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday: 3pm – 8:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 11am – 4:30 pm

Sunday: Closed

Face mask are required inside the building for ages 2+ years. Darkroom is limited to 20 max and film development area to 3 max for social distancing. Digital lab is closed for now.

Service Updates & Notices

Membership Freeze

Locker Pickup

Scholarships Update


Registration for Winter 2022 opens soon!

Winter 2022 In-Person & Virtual Classes

Registration for Winter 2022 Starts Saturday, December 18 at 10:00am!

The Rurals

Jock McDonald

Exhibit January 8 – February 3, 2022
* Must show proof of Covid 19 vaccination to attend the opening reception Saturday, Jan 8, 1-4pm


Art + Pride 2021

Virtual Exhibit & Gallery Visit: July 6 – August 6, 2021


Birgit Maddox

Virtual Exhibit & Webinar – May 1, 2021 / 1PM – 2PM PST

HMPC Photo Library Dedication

David Johnson

Virtual Exhibit & Webinar: June 26, 2021 / 1:00PM – 2:00PM PST

Virtual Gallery and Webinar Event
Featuring Works from

Vivian Maier
Fred Lyon

Serving the San Francisco community since 1940, the Harvey Milk Photo Center operates the oldest and largest community wet darkroom in the United States. Members also 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.