Sometimes things can get a little hectic at Chicago area university darkrooms during the finals push. Crowded conditions, no 24 hr access, and no way to get your “Darkroom Fix” on over the Summer Break, or after Graduating.
Become a CCD member for $75 and enjoy 24 hr access with codes to the building- after completing 2 orientation (included in fee).
Or rent the darkroom for 3 hours for $30 and $10 each additional hr. Call 24- 48 hrs in advance to set up a rental session or for an orientation to become a full time member.
Weekly Open House on Print Out Wednesdays 7-10pm with free darkroom tryouts.
Short notice sessions available on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm. Just call us at 773-236-2096 a few hours in advance and let us know you’re coming.
At Chicago Community Darkroom the typical member is a recent graduate of one of the Chicago area’s fine photography and art programs. They’re used to using high quality equipment as often as they like- when they like. They’ve experience the high of getting of a university degree- and the almost simultaneous low of losing their darkroom priviledges upon graduation. They’ve tried building their own darkrooms- and found the bathroom generally lacking. They’ve found the cost of traditional full service b/w processing labs to be prohibitively expensive, getting more so and disappearing rapidly. They’ve looked all over for a darkroom to call their own, but have found the facilities not up to the standards they’re used to, or the hours too limiting.
Your Place is Here!
Every Wed from 7 pm to 10 pm join us for Print Out, Chicago Community Darkroom’s weekly open house.
At all other times non-members must schedule an appointment to view or use the darkroom.
$75 Monthly membership for 24hr unlimited access
Acces codes received upon completion of two orientation sessions- included in membership fee
$30 for a 3 hour Darkroom Rental / $10 Every additional hour
By appointment only- please contact us 24 to 48 hrs in advance of when you need the darkroom so we can schedule an associate to assist you
Join Us on Wednesdays at 7pm for Print Out, the darkroom meeting where B/W printing is free to new prospective users.
Participate in the discussions about the future of Chicago Community Darkroom by joining our Bulletin Board Mailing list. Non-member input welcome!