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Photography Darkroom Facility

Drexel University's photography darkroom facility is designed for efficient printing and processing for our Photography Majors with a wide selection of film and paper chemistry. The facility consists of the main darkroom with 15 private rooms which house an enlarger that can print 35mm, 120mm (medium format) and 4x5 (large format) black & white negatives and can produce prints up to 20x24". There are double sinks to allow two sets of chemistry to be use simultaneously. Outside of the main darkroom, you will find our archival wash and tank film developing area. This space is used for archival processing of prints, film developing, and print drying.

In addition to the main darkroom, we have two smaller darkrooms, the non-silver and sheet film rooms. Both of these rooms were designed for their particular purpose and are used for non-silver processing (historical processes), toning and for 4x5 and 8x10 film development.

Steps away from the darkroom, we have an improved classroom and work space. With new counter tops, stools and mobile whiteboard, we have created a learning environment as well as an area for our students to collaborate on printing and projects.

For more information about the Photography program at the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, please click here.