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

Caren Alpert

Artist Talk Thursday, May 19 at 7pm, FREE
May 7 - June 2, 2022

Summer 2022 Classes
Summer 2022 Classes

Virtual & In-person

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight: Harvey Milk Photo Center

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

Digital Lab Hours for the Month of June, 2022:

Tuesday – 3 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday – 3 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday – 3 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday 11 am – 4:30 pm

Please note:  (Wednesday, June 8th 3 pm – 6 pm)

Effective immediately: We are no longer requiring the public to show proof of vaccination to enter our buildings or participate in our programs. Mask wearing is no longer a requirement for staff and patrons, but is strongly recommended.

Service Updates & Notices


Locker Pickup

Scholarships Update


Registration for Summer 2022 opens soon!

Summer 2022 In-Person & Virtual Classes

Registration for Summer 2022 Starts Saturday, May 21 at 10:00am!

ART & PRIDE 2022: Age of A-QUEER-IUS
A celebration of generations of art and deeply personal LGBTQIA+ stories

Opening Reception June 18, 6-9 pm
Exhibit June 18 – July 14, 2022

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Caren Alpert

Artist Talk Thursday, May 19 at 7 pm

Exhibit May 7 – July 2, 2022

(Mostly) Rock ‘n’ Roll

Steve Rapport

Opening Reception April 1, 6-9PM

Exhibit April 1 – 30, 2022

The Rurals

Jock McDonald

Artist Talk Webinar February 19 at 11am

Exhibit January 8 – March 3, 2022


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.