If you have time for a brief 7-question survey (5 of the questions are multiple-choice!), it would help us greatly in figuring out how to best serve the community’s desire for a public darkroom. Whether you have been a member or not, if you have any interest in darkroom photography at all, we need to hear from you. We are looking at some changes around the corner this summer, brainstorming new ways for people to participate, and ultimately, keep the doors open. All responses are anonymous and would be most appreciated!
This Sunday, April 28 is not only the monthly meeting of our critique series, but it is also Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day!
Come on out on Sunday from 12-5 and see pinhole photography in action. Thousands of photographers from all over the world will be making pinhole photographs on this day. Learn more on the Workshops page.
Later that evening, from 6-8, we’ll also have critique night. The Asheville Darkroom aims to provide a forum for photographers at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback on 5-10 physical prints. We appeal to photographers using the medium as an artistic process. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers, darkroom members or not, are welcome! The first six people to reserve a slot will have their work reviewed, although anyone beyond the six who wants to attend is encouraged to do so. You can RSVP to show your work on our FB event page, or email Bridget.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but there will be no open hours/bw orientation for the darkroom on Wednesday, April 3. We know it is early in the month, but Bridget has a U-Haul to cart across town that day! BW orientations are available on Thursday the 4th, at either 6pm or 7pm, if you sign up through the website by 8pm on Wednesday night. Come by and say hi on Wednesday the 10th!
The Asheville Darkroom aims to provide a forum for photographers at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback on 5-10 physical prints. We appeal to photographers using the medium as an artistic process. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers, darkroom members or not, are welcome! The first six people to reserve a slot will have their work reviewed, although anyone beyond the six who wants to attend is encouraged to do so. If you RSVP on Facebook, please indicate whether you want to have your work reviewed or just want to sit in. You may also email Bridget to sign up. Please be prompt, we’ll be waiting with the door propped just inside the Phil Mechanic until a few minutes after six!
We had great success with our first critique night last month, so let’s do it again! This Sunday, 6-8pm, please arrive on time as the building is locked, we will wait for everyone upstairse. The first six people to reserve a spot will have their work discussed, beyond that, are all welcome. You can reserve a spot by messaging at the Facebook Event or emailing Bridget. (As of this writing there are 4 spots available.)
Please bring actual prints rather than a computer, 5-10 is ideal. This is open to all levels, both digital and analog, free to the public. Come meet your fellow Asheville photogs, even if you don’t have new work to share!
February’s Group Critique night will take place on Sunday the 24th from 6-8pm. This month, the first six people to reserve a slot will show work, and we welcome anyone else beyond that who would like to come to give feedback. You can reserve your slot by responding to the Facebook event or emailing Bridget. Please bring 5-10 prints (not on a computer), analog or digital, any experience level welcome.
We held the first session of our monthly critique series tonight. There were 11 people in attendance. Great turnout and conversation! Very much looking forward to the next one, Sunday, February 24, 6-8pm. We will create a Facebook event and have the first six people to sign up reserve a spot for critique of their work, otherwise unlimited participants are welcome. Thanks to everyone who came out!
Our BW Orientation schedule has changed up slightly for the new year, and it will be just a bit different for this week as well. Open hours from here on out will be from 2-4pm on Wednesdays (starting this coming Wednesday), which is also a slot for BW Orientation. This week only, the evening orientation will also be on Wednesday from 6-8pm, and will move to Thursdays at 6-8pm for its new regular slot starting next week. Check the calendar for these Wednesday and Thursday dates and sign up for a BW Orientation with the online form if you haven’t already! The deadline to sign up for orientations will always be 8pm the day before it runs.
The Asheville Darkroom is a soon-to-be-non profit organization providing public access to black-and-white and color equipment, and educational offerings to the Asheville community. Come play with some chemistry!