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Darkroom &

Digital Lab

Winter 2017 Hours

January 9 – March 18

Monday: 9:30am –3:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am – 1:30pm


Additional Hours March 3  –  March 18

Tuesday: 9:30am-3:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am – 5:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm


January 16

January 21

February 20

Individual session ($20) | Orientation ($45)  

Current Students (Free)

For more information or to schedule an orientation please contact

Katherine Akey at | 202-547-6839


CHAW Darkroom

CHAW's B&W Photography Darkroom and Digital Lab require an initial orientation to cover general information and policies about space use and equipment. This is not an instructional orientation, users must be familiar with general darkroom workflow and processes. The photography studio is a shared space, please be mindful that there may be classes running in the main room while you are using the darkroom. Use of the Digital Lab is not available if a class is running. Patrons must provide their own printing paper and paper developer. All other equipment and chemistry are available.


If you have no prior knowledge, we regularly offer an introduction to the darkroom class. Check out the class listings here.


To schedule a darkroom orientation please contact Katherine Akey 

Darkroom Orientation - $45

Individual Session - $20