Harvey Milk Photo Center

Creating Community For Over 75 Years

No Obligation Necessary

Membership not required. Come in for a day and find out what makes the Harvey Milk Photo Center so great.

Extensive Darkroom Space

Use the largest Darkroom in the West.

We go beyond only film

Full feature digital lab with Adobe software, large format printers and film scanning equipment.

Current Exhibit

Annual Members, Staff & Volunteer Photography Exhibit

October 20, 2016 – November 30, 2016

Visit us today and see a wide array of landscape, street, portraiture photography and much more. A collection representing the extensive talents of staff, members and volunteers of the Harvey Milk Photo Center.

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What our members are saying…

“I am a new film lover. I love being in the darkroom and watching images floating out of paper. I am volunteering here because I think Harvey Milk Photo Center provides a perfect community for all photographers to come together being creative and share and talk and doing what we always love.”

Qi Z.

Volunteer & Member

“I moved to the Bay Area from Chicago in late 2012 and quickly became involved in the photography community. One of the first pieces of advice I received was to go check out the Harvey Milk Photo Center, and I’m very glad I followed that advice. I’ve enjoyed the classes, the lecture series, the ongoing exhibits and the knowledgeable staff. And the darkroom is a photographer’s dream! I had to join.”

Jim W.


“I have used HMPC facility more than 10 years. They have enlargers from 35mm to 5×7, and they plenty of neg carriers, easels, lens, and filters. They make chemicals for films and prints. I can visit there and whatever I want to do without any waiting. HMPC staff will wash and dry your print for you,  Also I can scan film at digital darkroom using Epson 10000EX or Epson 850 scanner.”

Mitsu Y.

Member & Volunteer

Creating Community for Over 75 Years!

50 Scott Street, San Francisco 

(Map It)

Operation Hours:


Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 1pm-9pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close




Gallery Hours:


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1pm-8:30pm
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm / 5pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 1pm-8:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm