Gallery Opening Saturday September 17th by Rachel JUN

Gowanus Darkroom presents Portraits from the New Jazz Age, a film photography and alternative process group exhibition featuring images shot entirely at the Jazz Age Lawn Party over the past 5 years and beyond.  Showcasing work from several photographers, this exhibit consists of images made using a variety of photographic and print mediums.  The photographers have attempted to capture the energy of the people and the day in a way that represents the spirit and vigor of the event, employing traditional film photography, silver prints, palladium prints, cyanotypes, instant film and motion picture film.

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Featured Photographers iclude:

Greg Brophy, Nick Collingwood, Nick Cordaro, RA Friedman, Elizabeth Gonzales, Elliot Negron, Erica Price, Mike Scully, Jim Shulman

We cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. An evening of art, music, good people and great vibes is assured.

Portraits from the New Jazz Age
Saturday September 17th @ 7PM
Gowanus Darkroom
160 7th St #212
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Come February 12th, Gowanus Darkroom will have been open for 364 days. Celebrate the 365th with us at our anniversary party!

We'll have drinks for sale, DJs, and fresh darkroom prints up for your viewing pleasure.

Call to darkroom workers!!! If you are a working photographer who mainly uses analog techniques, send us a submission!
We will be showcasing ONE image from each artist to hang for the party which will be showcased for the month of February at Gowanus Darkroom.
Send ONE image to along with the dimensions, title, and price.
We will be accepting framed submissions for hanging as well as print editions for a table top print sale. Print sale submissions must have at least 5 editions of the print for sale.

Selections will be announced on Monday, February 8th and you'll be expected to come hang on Thursday, February 11th.


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See you there!

Leslie Lyons by Rachel JUN

"The Motherfucking First Amendment" 

"American Gothic Revisited"

Gowanus Darkroom is proud to feature the work of Leslie Lyons and her image, The Motherfucking First Amendment, now on view at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati thru March, 2016. The group show, AFTER THE MOMENT: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe, presents work from photographers who are carrying on the Mapplethorpe vision and includes images by Sally Mann, Joel-Peter Witkin and over 30 select artists. You can celebrate this work with us while also supporting the darkroom by purchasing a print.


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Gowanus Darkroom will be hosting a workshop with Mono No Aware Film this month.  Our first one will be held on October 25th.  There is still time to sign up and learn about lighting techniques for 16mm B&W film, so sign up now!




In this intensive one-day workshop, participants will learn lighting techniques for 16mm B/W film. Hands-on lighting set-ups will demonstrate safe and proper use of light equipment specifically used for making independent and low-budget narratives in NYC. The workshop will also focus on lighting vocabulary, how to look at light, the role of the gaffer and key grip on set, how to use a digital light meter, and how to light for camera blocking. Participants will work in small groups to create a โ€œlookโ€ for one scene to be shot on 16mm during the workshop. Weโ€™ll hand-process the test footage for immediate results. The group reel will be presented after the conclusion of the course at our screening party.

Reservations by Rachel JUN

Non members, don't forget to make a reservation to use the darkroom!  All non members must make an appointment.  We will accept walk-in appointments IF available only.  Make a reservation here

Open hours:
Tuesday: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Wednesday: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Thursday: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM


We will be closing early on Wednesday, August 5th.  Please call ahead if you're interested in coming by that day.  Apologies for the inconvenience!

Contact: for further questions.

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We will be closed to the public this Saturday for the 4th of July.  Members are still welcome to come use the space, but we are not accepting any appointments or walk ins.
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June Member Exhibitition and Party by Rachel JUN

We're holding our monthly member exhibition on June 27th.  All art will be analog/film based and produced by members of Gowanus Darkroom.  We'll have print editions for sale, drinks, snacks, and music!

If you'd like to be in our June show, sign up now and start printing!  You can sign up for membership on our website or come to Gowanus Darkroom.

All artists should bring their work for hanging on June 26th.

Looking for Darkroom Monitors! by Rachel JUN

We still need a few darkroom monitor shifts covered.  Anyone interested in becoming a monitor will receive a discount on membership prices!  **This is not a paid position**  Available shifts are Tues, Weds, and Thurs from noon - 5PM, or 5PM - 10PM.  Email us at with your availability and darkroom experience.


*UNPAID position.  In exchange for volunteer hours, members get a discount on membership prices.

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Now available in our "SHOP" tab are bundle packages at discounted rates. 

Packages come in 5, 10, and 20 hour discounted bundles for your convenience!

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LOOKING FOR Darkroom monitors by Rachel JUN

We're looking for darkroom monitors!  If you are interested in picking up a monitor shift, send an email with your darkroom experience and availability to  Shifts are Tues, Weds, and Thurs from noon - 5PM or 5PM - 10PM.  Let us know which shift works best with your schedule.

***This is NOT a paid position.  Monitors can use the facilities for a discount on both hourly and monthly fees.  School credit available.***

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Just posted a coupon to our "Shop" tab!  Now you can purchase a 5 hour block of time and receive one hour free!  Take advantage of this coupon now!


Darkroom Reservations by Rachel JUN

Make your reservation today to use the darkroom!  We still accept walk-ins when available but we recommend making a reservation!  Feel free to call us with your reservation as well or click the "reserve" tab at the top.  Click away!