Photography Darkroom

Photography Darkroom: photographers working in the darkroom with yellow light

photographers working in the darkroom with yellow light
The Art Department Darkroom is located on the fourth floor of the Jewett Art Center in JAC 465. Containing a number of enlargers, developing baths, and other equipment, the darkroom is where many analog photography processes are taught at Wellesley.
 
Location
JAC 465 (4th floor)
 
Equipment
• film enlarger stations
• film processing equipment
 
Authorization
The darkroom is only for students currently enrolled in a Photography course.
 
Training
Students must receive specialized safety training for all equipment in this space.
 
Hours
The darkroom follows the same hours as the Art Library as posted on the LTS website.
 
Reservations
Reservations are not currently needed to use this space.
 
Access
• Keys can be checked out form the Art Library circulation desk.
• Failure to return your key on time will result in a $5 per day late fee. Repeat offenders will be banned from using this space.
 
Responsibility of user
• Authorized users may use the darkroom unsupervised, but must always have a buddy present. You are not allowed to work in the darkroom alone.
• Report chemical spills IMMEDIATELY to campus police by called *5555 (781-283-5555). Also notify the Tech Support Specialist.
• You may mix your own print chemistry if you feel confident doing so and have been trained. If you feel uncomfortable handling this chemistry, contact the Tech Support Specialist.
• Always lock the door behind you; this door does not automatically lock.
NEVER dump fixer or any unknown chemical down the sink. Fixer is to be disposed of in the chemical disposal vat near the entrance to the darkroom.
 
Associated costs
Free to use.
 
Food & drink
Food and drink are strictly prohibited due to the possibility of chemical contamination.
 
The Honor Code is recognized in this space!
 
Questions? Need help?
Technology Support Specialist Farimah Eshraghi
PNW 310