Individuals with prior darkroom experience can become members to work on their film and prints, starting at $40/month.
With Bridget’s upcoming departure from the darkroom, the board of directors and staff will be meeting to discuss the darkroom’s possible future structure and plans. We’d like to open this meeting to the public for anyone who has an interest in volunteering to keep Asheville’s community darkroom open. There are many roles that need to be filled, come find out… Read more →
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Celebration Suggested Donation: $5 to make/develop your own images, free to learn! All Ages: Sunday April 24, 12-5pm Celebrated since 2000 around the world, it’s the perfect day to learn how a pinhole camera works! The darkroom crew will be roaming around downtown Asheville making pinhole photographs for the first half of the day. We will be… Read more →
We are happy to announce a visit from Andy Bloxam, instructor at Maine Media Workshops + College. Andy will give a presentation on his work, his workshops, and answer questions about MMW+C on Monday March 14, 6:30-7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Maine Media Workshops + College educates and inspires visual artists and storytellers. The school… Read more →
The Asheville Darkroom is pleased to announce their partnership with photo+craft, a unique festival held in various locations throughout Asheville from March 31 – April 3. photo+craft questions and celebrates the intersections of the worlds of Photography and Craft with panel discussions, exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, with most events free and open to the public. Sponsored by Warren Wilson College, photo+craft is… Read more →
Originally planned for Wednesday February 17th, Michael’s lecture is tentatively rescheduled to March 2. We will make an official announcement on the Facebook event and on the Lecture Series page of the website very soon.
Have you seen our color facilities in action? Color Coordinator Jason Scott Furr will hold a Color Open House on Saturday January 30th from 1-5pm. We are one of just a handful of public darkrooms that offer analog color facilities on the entire East Coast. Come learn about the process, and perhaps you will want to sign up for our… Read more →
Happy 2016! We are pleased to announce new classes, workshops, and a lecture series! Our bi-monthly lecture series begins on February 17, when Silverspace artist Michael Carlebach will speak about his life-long work and upcoming book: Us. Pictures from America. Join us from 7-8:30 for lecture, discussion, and refreshments in our new space. We are pleased to offer new topics such… Read more →
Last Friday and Saturday, Bridget, Ken, Scott, and Daniel made the first major step in our expansion of moving our color facilities into our new space. Our three color enlargers, along with our color processor, now sit in the back of our new space, protected by a curtain from dim light. Working members have already been printing in the new… Read more →
It’s hard to believe it has been a whole year since we began to offer Supporting Memberships as a 501c3 non-profit. We have so greatly appreciated the support we have received from the community, as we continue to be funded solely on the donations of our Working and Supporting Memberships, and the fundraising events we have held over the years…. Read more →
We are excited to announce that we will be taking over the building’s current closet storage area, along with a studio beyond that, which will nearly triple the space of the darkroom. This will eventually create multiple spaces to work, allowing more members to do various processes at once, as well as growing our classroom to be able to expand the types… Read more →