Intro to B&W Film Development
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film

  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique

  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200

  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed. If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/ Timers/ Easels/ Filters/ Grain Focuser

  • Printing contact sheets

  • Printing basic 8x10 prints

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/ Timers/ Easels/ Filters/ Grain Focuser

  • Printing contact sheets

  • Printing basic 8x10 prints

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Intro To Camera
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Intro To Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture / Shutter Speed / ISO (film speed) / Depth-of-Field / Lenses

  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations

  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development

  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras

  • How to make a pinhole camera

  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class. You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.

  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class.

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Stephen Takacs – The Brownie In Motion Project
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Stephen Takacs – The Brownie In Motion Project

Stephen Takacs is a fine artist and editorial photographer based in Columbus, Ohio with a passion for analog processes. In 2013, Takacs built a one-of-a-kind camera obscura modeled after a 40’s era Kodak Brownie box camera that is roughly the size of a Range Rover. Since that time, he’s traversed the country with his bigger than life Brownie photographing inspiring craftspeople who continue to work with their hands in our increasingly digitized world. His portraits are shot on large pieces of B&W film and photo paper that are often developed inside the camera itself.

This October Stephen and the Brownie in Motion Project will travel to The Bushwick Community Darkroom in New York for a solo exhibition of photographs running October 17th through December 1, 2019. The camera obscura will only be on view from October 17 – 26th so visit early!

Opening reception October 17, 2019 6:30-9:30pm

https://stephentakacs.com

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Pinhole Camera Workshop w Stephen Takacs
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Pinhole Camera Workshop w Stephen Takacs

In this workshop students will create their own pinhole cameras out of cigar boxes and use them to shoot analog black and white photographs on RC paper! After exposing their photos in the sun, students will learn and practice the basics of developing their paper negatives in the darkroom. Join exhibiting artist/camera maker Stephen Takacs and experience the fun of building a working DIY camera in this unique workshop!

Follow this link to save your spot now!

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Intro to B&W Film Development
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film

  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique

  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200

  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed. If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then.

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Liz Lopiccollo Opening Reception
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Liz Lopiccollo Opening Reception

Elizabeth LoPiccolo is a photographer and musician living in Brooklyn. She is captivated by the way the camera lets her mix anthropological curiosity with creative restlessness. Interested especially in relationships between people and the places they inhabit and the intersections of natural and built environments, she makes graphic documents oriented in dream space. Much of the work in this show is part of an ongoing series about the her relationship to invasive species in her backyard in which her engagement has shifted from resistance to acquiescence. The evidence of previous attempts at controlling the plants persists in the shrinking presence of a camouflage tarp, discarded office rug, and weather-beaten wooden chairs. In depicting these backyard assemblages she examines the cultural and ecological contexts in which various actors become known as invaders.

elizabethlopiccolo.com

On view Monday - Wednesday from 6-9pm and Thursday - Sunday from 12-8pm until October 15, 2019.

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Intro To Camera
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Intro To Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture / Shutter Speed / ISO (film speed) / Depth-of-Field / Lenses

  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations

  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development

  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras

  • How to make a pinhole camera

  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class. You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.

  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class.

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Monday Night Movie
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature. This week will be Man on a Wire

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Prisma Zine Launch
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Prisma Zine Launch

Prisma: transparent blocks used to split or reflect light.

Just as a prism splits a beam of light into multiple fractions, so does the community of photography. As creatives we come together by one commonality but have our own unique eyes and minds.

Each participating photographer is given one rule: Take your prompted color from the light spectrum and create a body of work. This small boundary is meant to spark motivation, creativity and inspiration.

Prisma Zine is an independent photography publication showcasing the pure creative freedom of contemporary artists.

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BYO Black & White Non-Toxic Mixer
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

BYO Black & White Non-Toxic Mixer

Welcome to the Summer mixer & FREE WORKSHOP in non-toxic processing! Join us Friday August 9th to learn how to process your black and white film using beer and coffee - Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, Medium Format, 4" x 5", 70mm, ALL FORMATS WELCOME ! Everyone who attends will learn how to mix their own negative processing chemistry using a combination of consumable items from the grocery store. We’ll go over basic non-toxic processing options, then mix a synthesized solution created by Chris Knudsen and Steve Cossman based on the classic Caffenol (coffee) recipe and a beer processing “soup” developed by friend of the org (and master chemist) Dagie Brundert. All ingredients, equipment, and safety gear will be provided - Bring Your Own Black & White as an exposed roll/cartridge of black and white film, still or moving images. We will also have film dryer's, light tables, and projectors. Doors open at 7, and the party will begin at 8. Free for those who RSVP, limited to 100 participants.

Registration can be found by following this link

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Advanced B&W Printing
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our advanced black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

Time: 4 Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm starting June 6, 2019 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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New Member Orientation
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

New Member Orientation

So you've been thinking about becoming a member of the darkroom but you're really not sure whats involved or where to start. Come to a member orientation and find out!

Orientations are your opportunity to get a tour of the darkroom, have your questions answered, fill out the necessary paperwork and set up your MyBCD.online membership account. Orientations are your ONLY opportunity for these things. If you choose not to complete your paperwork or set up your MyBCD.online membership at your first orientation you MUST attend a second orientation to do so. Paperwork will not be accepted by anyone outside of orientation.

RSVP on our Membership page!

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Karaoke Night!
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Karaoke Night!

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out and sing karaoke with us at the darkroom!

We are hosting a fundraising event for our relocation and BIG MOVE!

Come out and support the darkroom, sing some of your favorite songs, and make fun of us when we sing reaaaal off-key. It is going to be a real good time and we would hope to see all of you there!

Suggested donation: $5 or more if ya feelin' it

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Object Of Desire/Illusion of Control Opening Reception
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Object Of Desire/Illusion of Control Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of our next art installation with BCD Volunteer Whitney Evanson!

OBJECT OF DESIRE/ ILLUSION OF CONTROL

An introspective on: the body, dream symbology, trauma, and reflection of ‘the self’

What is consciousness and how is it defined? What are the limits in the sense of the self and are we more tapped into our subconscious in our dreams? What sort of stimuli, trauma, and subjection of our own version of reality play into our masked versions of ‘the self’ as it is represented to the outside world?

“The dream-work [changes] life events into psychic substance by means of imaginative modes-symbolization, condensation, archaisation. [...] It is like the worldwide practice, especially Egyptian, of putting objects from life into the tombs of the dead.” Hillman, J. (1979). The Dream And The Underworld. New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.

This series is focused on these concepts and what layers exist and how they get interpreted, reflected, fragmented, and broken up as they reenter the subconscious. This is a continuation of my work with: the singularity of photography, the mind/body problem, dreams, magick, mysticism, mythology, and the concepts of time and space within photography.


Free and open to the public, the opening reception is Thursday, July 18th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. We hope to see you there for friends, art, and drinks!

On view Monday - Wednesday from 6-9pm and Thursday - Sunday from 12-8pm until August 20, 2019.

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Monday Night Movie
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature. This week will be Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer (2013)

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Photo Walk & Scanning Demo
Jul
13
3:00 PM15:00

Photo Walk & Scanning Demo

Sign Up for Free Here!

We are proud to announce a hands on demo event at the Bushwick Community Darkroom - sponsored by Negative Supply!
Join us on July13th at 3:00PM for a photo walk, have your film developed, and try out the Film Carrier MK1 by scanning your 35mm negatives. Color conversion will be with Negative Lab Pro (V2.0 is awesome), and you are welcome to bring already developed slide or B&W film in roll form (or cut strips) to try out.

The first 20 people to sign up for this event will receive free C-41 processing through the Bushwick Community Darkroom, paid for by Negative Supply. This is a great opportunity to network with other photographers, shoot some film, and meet the folks at the BCD and us from Negative Supply!

Once the event wraps up we’ll be getting together for dinner + drinks (location TBD) and you’re welcome to join!

We’ll be meeting at the Bushwick Community Darkroom at 3:00PM before the photo walk begins. Hope to see you there!

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Camping Trip!
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Camping Trip!

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Run away to the Poconos with and overnight camping trip with BCD!

There is a 15 person van to sweep you away from the city for the night. SPACE IS LIMITED! Be sure to sign up via this link!

Pick up & drop off will be @ the darkroom @ 11am on Sat & we’ll get back by 6pm Sun.

Fee is $100/person & that includes transportation, bagels & coffee at pick up on Saturday, Lunch & Dinner Sat & breakfast & lunch (or maybe we'll just do brunch) Sun as well as some alcohol.

Attendees are encouraged to bring additional food & alcohol to their liking. Veggie & vegan options will be available!

$100 includes: transportation, food, and alcohol.

Attendees must bring their own tents/sleeping materials. Everyone is encouraged to bring extra food and bevies!

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Omni Cortex #8
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Omni Cortex #8

OmniCortex Series #8
OmniCortex is a mostly new music and performance series held at the Bushwick Community Darkroom. The series highlights music, art, and performance of many genres exposing the audience to new and old worlds of creativity and passion.

Each show is $15 at the door or $10 in advance
All Proceeds go to the performers

#8 Sunday 6/30/19 at 3pm
Featuring Comedy and Music Stylings of Ian Goldstein, classical opera by soprano Rachel Hutchins, and original music by Wise & Young

Ian Goldstein is a writer and performer based in Brooklyn. When he's not producing and performing in comedy shows he can be found busking with his guitar in subway stations or eating doughnuts while thinking about the aging process. See him perform and you might have fun and doughnuts with him.

Wise & Young is the Boston-based duo of percussionist Peter Wise and violinist Jeffrey Young, who create electronically effected instrumental music. The duo mines classical, rock, jazz and electronic influences and pulls nuance and wonder as much from traditional instruments like violin and drums as from found materials, pots and pans, and eviscerated ’80s drum machines. They develop their music collaboratively through a process of improvisation, recording, and revision.

Peter and Jeffrey met in New York City’s creative music scene during their years living in the city, then reconnected after each moved independently to the Allston/Brighton section of Boston. Their initial work together was supported by an Opportunity Fund grant from the Boston Cultural Council, which provided funding and a venue, the Harvard Ed Portal, for their duo premiere in March 2019.

http://www.jeffrey-young.com/wiseandyoung/?fbclid=IwAR2Um7MvFj6GVEAufzxpWuh4U9Au9LJuEG0Q1jhrfBP-SyTyg0Ul6fUUtu8

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Omni Cortex #7
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Omni Cortex #7

OmniCortex Series #7
OmniCortex is a mostly new music and performance series held at the Bushwick Community Darkroom. The series highlights music, art, and performance of many genres exposing the audience to new and old worlds of creativity and passion.

Each show is $15 at the door or $10 in advance
All Proceeds go to the performers

#7 Saturday 6/29/19 at 8pm
Featuring the Comedy and Music Stylings of Ian Goldstein, Dance and Movement Therapy by Anjoli Chadha, and the Music of the WaterLynx Trio

Ian Goldstein is a writer and performer based in Brooklyn. When he's not producing and performing in comedy shows he can be found busking with his guitar in subway stations or eating doughnuts while thinking about the aging process. See him perform and you might have fun and doughnuts with him.

Anjoli Chadha is a Dance/Movement Therapist and a graduate of Pratt Institute NY. In 2008, she began as a dancer in New Delhi, India with Emperor Minge, a six-piece psychedelic cabaret band. She has trained in kalarippayattu, Indian martial art, ballet and Brazilian capoeira with Capoeira Angola Quintal. In 2018, she traveled to Bahia, Brazil for studies in Samba and Capoeira. She choreographs and dances all around NY like Urban Circus NYC, House of Yes, Judson Memorial Church, Coney Island USA to more locally at ETG cafe. In 2015, she organized Bedroom Dances at Hub 17, Staten Island, showcasing seven dancers from the community. She has danced in works of Z Griss, Seanna Sharp, Florence Poulain, Charlotte Hendrickson. Anjoli facilitates dance and movement workshops for emotional and group healing work. She has been offering this in the Staten Island community since 2016. Her group offerings of Authentic Movement Technique is offered to all genders. She aspires to continue to spread love and kindness through her work as a Dance Therapist, choreographer, and traveler. sentientdancenyc.com
@anjolichadha
Youtube- Anjoli Chadha


The WaterLynx Trio formed this year after Natalia Steinbach released her solo EP and wanted all of the harmonies and parts to be recreated. Now the group consists of an innovative collaboration of composers/improvisers/musicians who value the beauty and intensity of three part vocal harmony, and the versatility of violin(Natalia), viola(Allyson Clare), and piano(Chloe Golding) instrumentation. The trio composes music separately and together with lyrical content focused on feminine power, environmental conscience, as well as mental health advocacy. Their music is intriguingly beautiful as well as unapologetically fierce.

www.nataliasteinbach.com

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Pinhole Camera Making Workshop!
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Pinhole Camera Making Workshop!

Pinhole camera building workshop!

Presented by No Life Like This Life and Bushwick Community Darkroom

A quick, messy, hands-on approach to the basics of pinhole camera building. In one day, we’ll build a working, wide-angle pinhole camera out of an Altoids container, and minimal supplies. Then take that camera outside and make some negatives. This workshop is about trial and error, the basics of photography, and how to develop and scan paper negatives.

At Bushwick Community Darkroom, 110 Troutman St, BK, NY
$50, all supplies included in` workshop price.

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Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Garage Sale!

It’s that time of year again! We’ve collected a lot of goodies over the last few years and really don’t need them to be sitting here collecting dust. Enlargers, trays, misc darkroom junk we don’t need & maybe you want to throw us a few bucks for so we’re not the ones responsible for putting it in the landfill.

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Riley Stenehjem Opening Reception
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Riley Stenehjem Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of our next art installation with BCD Volunteer Riley Stenehjem!

Riley is a student and photographer who grew up between northwestern Pennsylvania and Southern California. They are currently studying the relationship between race, photography, and colonialism at NYU. Creating images that work to distort and defamiliarize the human body and our conceptions of ourselves.

"At 14, I moved away from my hometown of 3,000 people in rural Pennsylvania. With each year that has passed, I've felt both increasingly foreign and attached to the place that I call my home. Going back now feels as if I'm stepping out of space and time, into another world where I'm enveloped by the unchanged environment of my past. This work attempts to articulate those mixed emotions with a close-up glimpse of my loved ones and the spaces they inhabit. I'm also interested in the implications of bringing the deeply personal and intimate space of the family into public view."

Free and open to the public, the opening reception is on Thursday, June 6th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. We hope to see you there for friends, art, and drinks!

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Monday Night Movie
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/ Timers/ Easels/ Filters/ Grain Focuser

  • Printing contact sheets

  • Printing basic 8x10 prints

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/ Timers/ Easels/ Filters/ Grain Focuser

  • Printing contact sheets

  • Printing basic 8x10 prints

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New Member Orientation
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

New Member Orientation

So you've been thinking about becoming a member of the darkroom but you're really not sure whats involved or where to start. Come to a member orientation and find out!

Orientations are your opportunity to get a tour of the darkroom, have your questions answered, fill out the necessary paperwork and set up your MyBCD.online membership account. Orientations are your ONLY opportunity for these things. If you choose not to complete your paperwork or set up your MyBCD.online membership at your first orientation you MUST attend a second orientation to do so. Paperwork will not be accepted by anyone outside of orientation.

RSVP on our Membership page!

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Advanced B&W Printing
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our advanced black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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