Darkroom Photo Lab for High School Students

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This class is an introduction to black-and-white photography, with an investigation into alternative processes. Students will learn how to shoot and develop black-and-white film, and make prints in the darkroom using the Fort Mason campus and its sites as a subject and inspiration. The class will work with non-camera image-making techniques, including collage, cyanotypes and photograms. Students will also explore the history of photography and deepen their own photographic practice. Students are responsible for bringing a working 35mm camera to classes.

All courses culminate in a pop-up show at Embark Gallery on Friday, June 23rd.

Register Early for a $25 discount!
Early Registration, on or before May 29th: $250
Late Registration: $275
Dates: June 12th-23rd, Monday- Friday 
Time: 12:45pm-3:15pm
Location: Fort Mason, Building B, Room 106


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Instructor Tamara Suarez Porras:
Tamara Suarez Porras is an artist from Brooklyn, NY, now living in the Bay Area. She graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography + Imaging and Journalism. She was an elementary school teacher for three years in Coney Island, before directing the photography production team at Teach for America. She is currently attending California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California, pursuing a Dual-degree in Fine Arts and Visual & Critical Studies.


Tamara Porras