Harvey Milk Photo Center

Harvey Milk Rec Center

Established in the early 1940’s, The San Francisco Photography Center is the oldest public darkroom in the United States. Moved to the Harvey Milk Recreation Center in 1957. The Photo Center has been a cornerstone of arts programming almost since the building’s inception.

Our members enjoy full use of the very large darkroom and film processing areas, at extremely reasonable prices. Offering a wide variety of weekly classes and Saturday workshops and orientations in both film and digital photography, and open to anyone interested in photography regardless of experience.

The SF Photo Center is continuing to improve and expand its’ facilities, and the scope of its unique program offerings, gallery and ongoing exhibits which showcases the wide creative talents and unique viewpoints of our members.

All of these engaging, fun classes, and programs are offered to the public, and can be taken from teens to adults. Photo Center classes are taught by working professionals within the industry, in both fine arts and commercial photography.

What's New

National Night Out on August 1

Tuesday, August 1 is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Rec centers and parks across the city will be participating in this event with a variety of live entertainment, arts and recreational … Continue reading

Celebrate Community – Gay Pride event at Harvey Milk

Celebrate Community is a LGBTQ Pride Photo Exhibit and event open to the public at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. The event features a photo gallery opening followed by live entertainment provided by Peaches Christ Productions. The event is Free to the public. WHEN: Photo Opening and Pride Event is Saturday, … Continue reading

ShutterSpeed

ShutterSpeed is an international exhibition and event that invites you to open your mind and discover the intersection of photography, art, and the athleticism of skateboarding. Discover and observe the raw fusion where the artist meets the landscape, creating a culture of street skating within the beautiful, picturesque city of San Francisco. San Francisco boasts unparalleled geography, with its crooked streets and hills, creating a dream destination for skateboarders. Continue reading

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Events

Dark + Light – Rock & Roll Photography of Jay Blakesberg

Nov 9, 2017
Joni Mitchel photo by Jay Blakesberg

This exhibit presents many of his iconic photographs taken on and off stage over the last 40 years. The exhibit features photographs of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, … Continue reading

Facility Schedule

Monday

Facility Operating Hours:

CLOSED

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Tuesday

Facility Operating Hours:

3PM to 10PM

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Wednesday

Facility Operating Hours:

3PM to 10PM

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Thursday

Facility Operating Hours:

3PM to 10PM

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Friday

Facility Operating Hours:

CLOSED

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Saturday

Facility Operating Hours:

10AM to 6PM

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Sunday

Facility Operating Hours:

11AM to 6PM

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

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