Harvey Milk Photo Center

Harvey Milk Photo Center

The oldest and largest community Wet Darkroom in the United States

Photo by Jim Watkins

David Johnson
David Johnson

David Johnson
June 26, 2021 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Analog Forever Feature
Summer 2021 Online Classes
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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Closure Notice

We hope you are all staying safe and following the safety guidelines. Unfortunately, HMPC is still closed for operations due to Covid-19. We do hope that by late summer/early fall 2021 things will be more relaxed, as we are waiting on the directive from the SF Dept of Health.

Please stay tuned to this website for all further updates. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dated: June 8, 2021

Service Updates & Notices

Membership Freeze

Locker Pickup

Scholarships Update


Online Classes

Summer 2021 Online Classes

Registration Open Now!

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HMPC Photo Library Dedication

David Johnson

Virtual Exhibit & Webinar: June 26, 2021 / 1:00PM – 2:00PM PST

Harvey Castro - Los Olvidados

Los Olvidados / The Forgotten

Harvey Castro

Virtual Exhibit & Webinar: April 24, 2021 / 11:00AM – 12:15PM PST


Birgit Maddox

Virtual Exhibit & Webinar – May 1, 2021 / 1PM – 2PM 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.