Darkroom has kept light on for 75 years, even in digital age

A few months ago, Dave Christensen, director of the Harvey Milk Photo Center, was at his desk when the chairman of Leica Camera dropped in unexpectedly to tour this unique community facility he had heard about all the way back in Wetzlar, Germany. By the time...

Top 25 Free Things to Do in San Francisco – Fodor’s Travel

PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERIES San Francisco is a favorite city for photographers. Established in the 1940s, Harvey Milk Photography Center is named for one of Castro’s most famous residents, the first openly gay supervisor and photo shop proprietor. The center hosts...

The New Fillmore, David Johnson ‘Retrospective’

DAVID JOHNSON RETROSPECTIVE David Johnson’s photographs are on view at the Harvey Milk Photo Center at 50 Scott Street from September 6 to October 19. The New Fillmore, Images that tell a story, a conversation with David...

KALW Visits the Photo Center

KALW's Hear Here storytelling series recently visited the Photo Center and profiled member Reynaldo Cayetano. If you get to go inside the darkroom, where the wet lab – the wet room – it’s public. So as much as people think the dark room is solitary, you get to talk...

10/29/12 The Chronicle Reviews ‘Off the Beaten Path,’

The Chronicle's Meredith May paid a visit to the Off the Beaten Path exhibit at the Photo Center and McLaren Lodge. Here's what Photo Center Director Dave Christensen had to say: The idea for the show came to Harvey Milk Photo Center Director Dave Christensen more...

Photographer Joe Blum Featured on CBS News

CBS Morning News did a profile of photographer Joe Blum and his work documenting the construction of the Bay Bridge. Check Blum's exhibit, A View from the Bridge, at the Photo Center through October...

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Operation Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-10pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close


Gallery Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm