Harvey Milk Photo Center

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Harvey Milk Photo Center
Summer 2024 Classes
Summer 2024 Classes

Registration starts May 18, 2024
Priority registration starts May 15, 2024

Made at the Photo Center
Made at the Photo Center

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Serving the San Francisco community since 1940, the Harvey Milk Photo Center is the oldest and largest community black and white darkroom in the United States, and is associated with the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. In addition to the wet lab, the Center provides access to large format printers, film scanning equipment in our full featured digital lab

We host many events, exhibitions, and lectures, all available for the general public to attend.

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.

Harvey Milk Photo Center Hours

See our Facility Closures page for information on the availability of our facilities or give us a call.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 3 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday: 3 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday: 3 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 11 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday: Closed

Darkroom & Digital Lab Hours

Tuesday: 3 pm – 8 pm

Wednesday: 3 pm – 8 pm

Thursday: 3 pm – 8 pm

Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm

Framing Memories

Friday, May 10, 2024, 4-7pm
One night only! Photography Exhibit.

Summer 2024 Classes

Summer 2024 registration opens May 18 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts May 15 at 10 am


Opening reception: 
Saturday, May 4th, 2–5pm
Exhibition Dates: 
May 4–June 8, 2024

Bodies of Work

KatinKa Herbert

Conversation & Book Signing: Thursday, April 18, 6 – 7:30pm
(Book Signing at 6pm & Conversation starts at 6:30pm)
Closing Reception & Meet the Artist:
Saturday, April 20, 2 – 4:30pm

Spring 2024 Classes

Spring 2024 registration opens Mar 2 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Feb 28 at 10 am

Click here to see Scholarships information

Made at the Center

We are currently accepting submissions from members, staff, volunteers & students.

Apply and Submit or see details.

Holiday Craft Fair 2023

Sunday, Dec 10, 11am-4pm



Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4 at 2–5 pm
Exhibit Dates: November 4 – December 2, 2023 
Meet the Artists:  Saturday, 1–4 pm, November 25


Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5-8pm
Exhibit Dates: September 14 – October 21 2023

Henry Horenstein

Artist Talk & Book Signing

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 6 pm

Members, Staff & Volunteer Show

Opening Reception: July 29, 4 – 6 pm

Exhibit Dates: July 29 – September 2, 2023

Photo: Sasha Netchaev