Harvey Milk Photo Center

Harvey Milk Photo Center

Henry Horenstein

Artist Talk & Book Signing
Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 6PM

Harvey Milk Photo Center


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

Spring 2023 Classes
Fall 2023 Classes

Registration starts Aug 19, 2023.
Priority registration starts Aug 16, 2023

Spring 2023 Classes
Photo Book Open Call 2023 Selections

Harvey Milk Photo Center

Harvey Milk Photo Center

The oldest and largest community Wet Darkroom in the United States

Photo by Jim Watkins


Your generous donations will be instrumental to help serve our community again.

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight: Harvey Milk Photo Center

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Harvey Milk Photo Center Hours:

Please call ahead for any class related closures to the exhibit space, film processing room and/or the digital lab.

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

Tuesday – 3 pm – 8 pm

Wednesday – 3 pm – 6 pm

Thursday – 3 pm – 8 pm

Saturday 11 am – 4 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.

Henry Horenstein

Artist Talk & Book Signing

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 6 pm


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

Members, Staff & Volunteer Show

Opening Reception: July 29, 4 – 6 pm

Exhibit Dates: July 29 – September 2, 2023

Photo: Sasha Netchaev

Art + Pride 2023: soft defiance

June 17 – July 15, 2023

Opening Event & Exhibit: June 17, 2023, 6 – 9 PM



Melissa Castro Keesor in conversation with Marsha Guggenheim, Federica Armstrong, Adrienne Defendi, Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar

Nomadic Lives

Jamie Johnson & Norma I. Quintana

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.