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

Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary and Pride Events in our Parks!

The Harvey Milk Photo Center (50 Scott Street) presents the Stonewall 50 Years Anniversary Art and Pride Exhibit. This exhibit will feature local artists showcasing their best contemporary works celebrating the LGBTQ community and its history. It will open this Saturday, June 22 with a reception from 5 to 8:30 … Continue reading

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Events

Atmospherics Opening Reception on October 16

Oct 16, 2019
Donald Kinney

Donald Kinney’s photography exhibit, “Atmospherics” comes to McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street) beginning on Wednesday, October 16 and running through Tuesday, November 26. Join us for the opening celebration on Wednesday, October … 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