Just went to Clarence Tower’s retirement party and his photo exhibit at the photo center on 50 Scott Street. Clarence has been the director of the photo center for decades, we will miss him very much (as well as all the old staff that are gone or retired)… I use to spend hours and hours at the darkroom there, and years after, I finally made my way back after the photo center has been renovated. Clarence’s retirement party brought a lot of the photographers back. We used to look at each others’ prints all the time, giving each other critiques, sharing tips and techniques…oh those good ol’ laid back days!
Established in the early 1940’s, The photo center is the oldest public darkroom in the United States. Now the renovated photo center has a brand new digital center, with brand new imacs, large flatbed scanner, large format Epson 7900, and of course, lots of upgraded enlargers! Check it out - it’s right where Duboce Park is. N Judah stops right there.
-Annual - Adult unlimited use: $269
-Six Month - Adult unlimited use: $150
-Six Month - Adult limited use: $54 + $5 day pass
-Annual - Senior (65+) unlimited use: $134
-Six Month - Senior (65+) limited use: $27 + $5 day pass
-Film processing lab
-Full web black & white darkroom
-Print drying and mounting
-Film and print scanning
-Discounted course fees