Harvey Milk Photo Center

The oldest and largest community Wet Darkroom in the United States

Photo by Jim Watkins

Jane Ivory • William Farley • Mark Citret

Street Art During COVID-19
Photography by William O'Such

Cover Art by Fnnch

A Photographic Collection
Curated by Dave Christensen, Director of HMPC

Cover Photo by Mitsu Yoshikawa

Learn more about our Darkroom, Digital Lab and Printing Services

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Closure Notice

Aug 8, 2020: We are currently still closed due to Covid-19.
Check out our virtual galleries and stay tuned for further updates.

Update from our SFRP Registration Office regarding Memberships and Locker Information:

Memberships, both Locker and HMPC Memberships, will be extended for the period of closure, once we reopen.

The protocol for picking up your materials in your locker is to call our front desk upstairs (Scott Street Entrance) and make an appointment to gather things from your locker. Please note the hours and staffing are limited, due to Covid, so please call on Monday – Friday 10 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 3 pm to set up an appointment to come by.

Our building is not open on weekends.

The phone number is: 415-554-8742

Thanks for your understanding.

Please stay safe and we will keep posting updates on our HMPC Website.

Virtual Gallery

Art + Pride 2020

Community · Strength · Hope

Virtual Gallery

Between the Darkness and the Daylight

Jane Ivory • William Farley • Mark Citret

Virtual Gallery

Beauty of Impermanence

Street Art During COVID-19
Photography by William O’Such

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.

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Members get access to exclusive exhibits and sales.
Our memberships start at $67 and are billed annually.