BDC Labs

BDC Labs

BDC Labs is proud to offer a state-of-the-art black and white darkroom available for rent.

BDC Labs has a state-of-the-art black and white darkroom available for rent. The Phillip Leonian Darkroom was designed by BDC Executive Director Michael Kamber who has 35 years of experience as a black and white printer. 

BDC Labs is equipped with enlargers from Omega and Leitz, outfitted with Schneider, Nikkor and Leitz lenses. Coldlight and condenser enlargers are available.

Our lab also includes: 

  • Flatbed Epson V700/V750 

  • Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED 35mm and 120mm film scanners

  • Separate state-of-the-art black and white film developing area. 

  • Enlargers 35mm, 120mm and 4x5 capable

  • Workstation: Apple computer and Calibrated Wide Color-Gamut Eizo monitor

  • Canon ImagePROGRAF 1000 printer that prints up to 17x22 inches


Hours + Location

Reservations are required. Please email to schedule your visit.
Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a curious beginner, don't miss this special deal. 
What's Included:
• Access to state-of-the-art darkroom facilities
• High-quality equipment and materials
• A unique space to bring your photographic visions to life

📍:  Bronx Documentary Center Annex, 364 E 151st St, Bronx, NY 10455 




Darkroom Rental / Processing rental $15 an hour 
Epson V750 Scanner - $10 dollars an hour
Hasselblad Flextight X5 - $30 an hour
Canon imagePROGRAF Pro 1000 17" = $10 dollars per hour plus .05 cents per square inch of ink used.


Volunteers: 30% discount

Interested in becoming a BDC volunteer? Email

Special discounts for BDC members. Sign up for a BDC membership

Neighbor 10% off darkroom rental
Student / Senior 10% off darkroom rental
Individual 10% off darkroom rental
Family 10% off darkroom rental
Photographer / Filmmaker 20% off darkroom rental
Platinum 20% off darkroom rental

Header Image: © Kalada Halliday / BDC
Interior Images: © Jess Kirkham / BDC