Facility InformationSee below for contact information and operation hours
Harvey Milk Photo Center
Dave Christensen, Director
Celebrating 75 years, the Harvey Milk Photo Center is the oldest and largest community darkroom west of the Mississippi, and is part of the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. Harvey Milk Photo Center is located at 50 Scott Street, in Duboce Park, in the lower level of the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts building. We also offer a Digital Lab at our facility to our members. We have been in our current location since 1953.
All exhibits, lectures, special events, memberships, are offered to the public. Our wide selection of classes and workshops are taught by working professionals within the industry, in both fine arts and commercial photography. And we offer scholarship programs for anyone interested in taking classes and workshops.
*Darkroom, Film Processing, Digital Lab operations end 30 minutes before close
The nearest Muni lines include the N-Judah (closest stop is at Noe Street/Sunset Tunnel East Portal), 24-Divisadero, and 22-Fillmore, along with the 6 and 71 lines, the F-Market, and all of the Muni Metro lines via Church Street Station.
Street parking in the area is limited. There is a pay lot nearby at the CMPC Davies Campus—the entrance is located at 45 Castro Street.
Since the Photo Center is a multi-use space with limited staffing, please call ahead at (415) 554-9522 to see if the exhibit space is open for viewing.
Members can rent studio space please call (415) 554-9522 for more information.
*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close