You've found us- Chicago's only B&W Community Darkroom. Members enjoy 24 hour access. We offer a variety of classes covering beginner to advanced darkroom techniques. Join us for our weekly Print Out open house on Wednesdays from 7-10pm.

Operated by a group of dedicated photographers, the non-profit Chicago Community Darkroom opened in June 2011 with the mission of providing the Chicago community with education and access to a fully equipped black-and-white darkroom.

In 2015 we moved to a new location in Chicago's vibrant South Loop neighborhood.  

We are located at 1130 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL  60605

A special thanks goes out to following businesses for helping us out:

CSW Film Systems Color Lab, C-41 and E-6 lines in house

Central Camera The largest selection of B&W film in the city

Photographer's Formulary Source of B&W chemistry, with drop in replacements for Kodak

Regal/Arkay (414) 645-2050 Darkroom equipment

Badger Graphic Large and medium format cameras, film and supplies