The Eugene Darkroom Group is a 501c3 non-profit in Eugene, Oregon. Our mission is to preserve and promote film photography and provide artistic education to the community. We seek to revitalize a beautiful yet struggling medium by investing in the photographic talent of the people in the Eugene area. Our goal is to provide a thoroughly equipped darkroom and studio for film photographers and accessible education about the medium to the community.
Our membership based community darkroom is equipped with:
We provide our members with all of the chemistry and equipment needed to process and print from black & white film. We also offer a dry-working space to mount and finish prints in Maude Kerns’ on-site artist services space. Eventually, members will also be able to scan & archive finished work in this area.
Our Trial members are currently able to access and work in the darkroom and artist services space independently during Maude Kerns business hours Monday-Saturday. We strongly encourage anyone interested in membership to APPLY TODAY to get on our waitlist. Submit your application on our website.
Eugene Darkroom Group collaborates with the Maude Kerns Art Center to provide classes through their education program in a variety of photography related areas. Our current offerings include:
Learn more about each class on our website and check back regularly for updates.
There are multiple ways to support Eugene Darkroom Group in our mission to provide a thoroughly equipped community darkroom and accessible education about the medium to the community.
DONATE TO THE DARKROOM: We rely on on-going supply and chemistry donations to keep our darkroom functional for members. You can support our community darkroom in two ways: with a monetary donation to our General Fund OR by making as supply donation directly from our Darkroom Wishlist.
Your contribution here will go directly toward our improvement of the community darkroom space at Maude Kerns Art Center.
DONATE TO OUR EDUCATION PROGRAM: In order to make photography accessible, we seek supplies we can provide to those enrolled in our classes. You can support this initiative in two ways: with a monetary donation to our Education Fund OR by making a supply donation from our Education Wishlist.
Your contribution here goes directly toward supply purchases for students in our classes at Maude Kerns Art Center.
We are seeking volunteers to assist with administrative tasks, donation and grant seeking, outreach for fundraising, and more. We also have potential board membership opportunities for those interested. Please fill out and submit an application if you’d like to donate your time to support our mission.
Eugene Darkroom Group is committed to investing in the photographic talent of people in the Eugene area. As such, we are happy to provide our members a platform to post their work.