The Portland Darkroom will be the new public access go-to in the area when the Newspace Center for Photography recently closed down this July. The core group from the old center though will save the film community through this crowdfunding campaign.
The Kickstarter money will go to the facilities construction, acquire equipment for both analogue and digital, insurance of the institution, and resources for workshops, classes, community-hours and artist-in-residence programs.
"Our mission is to keep film alive and accessible in Portland. We intend to encourage, nurture, and support the practice of analog photography by providing a meaningful space in which artists can produce work and find community. The Portland Darkroom will serve as a hub for photographers today and an inspiration for the generation of artists to come. It is places like these that help give our city its character, depth, and color."
The Portland Darkroom will feature an eight-enlarger darkroom, and a four-scanner digital lab. It will also have monthly memberships for 24/7 facilities. By mid-October, there will be Community Darkroom Nights where every Wednesday will be open for rent.
Back them on Kickstarter here. The project will run through November 6.
Images are from the Kickstarter page.