Harvey Milk Photo Center

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

Registration Begins: Dec 14 at 10am PST

Photographs by George Clapper

Behind the Scenes at de Young | Legion of Honor Museums

Photo by Arie Knoops

The oldest and largest community Wet Darkroom in the United States

Photo by Jim Watkins

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: Nov. 23, 2020

Service Updates and Notice

Membership Freeze

Locker Pickup

Scholarships Update


Chinatown Book Talk

Learn about the oldest Chinatown in America! The authors will discuss their collaborative exploration of San Francisco’s Chinatown, highlighting its history, celebrations, culture, tourism, and traditions with informative stories, interviews, and striking photography. Plus Q&A time!

Virtual Gallery

Art + Pride 2020

Community · Strength · Hope

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.