Harvey Milk Photo Center

In Memoriam

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Mar. 24, 1919 (Yonkers, NY) – Feb. 22, 2021 (San Francisco, CA)

City and Memories

Photo by Fiona Conneely

A Day in the Life of Donald Kinney

Playing with Photography since the 70's

Registration Begins: March 1st at 10am PST

Virtual Gallery & Live Webinar Event
featuring works from
Vivian Maier
Fred Lyon

The oldest and largest community Wet Darkroom in the United States

Photo by Jim Watkins

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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Closure Notice

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

Last Update: Feb. 24, 2021

Service Updates and Notice

Membership Freeze

Locker Pickup

Scholarships Update


In Memoriam

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Mar. 24, 1919 (Yonkers, NY) – Feb. 22, 2021 (San Francisco, CA)

Online Classes

Spring 2021 Online Classes

Registration Begins: Mar 1st, 2021 at 10 am 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.