Darkroom Rental

Darkroom Rental

The Bronx Documentary Center has a state-of-the art private black-and-white darkroom and Hasselblad X5 scanner 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 the 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

Please be advised, BDC Labs are operating at a reduced capacity in order to adhere to state and local safety guidelines. 

We are currently flexible on days and times however, reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Reservations are required. Please email lab@bronxdoc.org to schedule a visit.

BDC Labs is located at the BDC Annex, 364 E. 151st Street, Bronx, NY, 10455.

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The BDC staff has many years of B&W darkroom experience and will develop your film and prints to the highest standards. For inquiries email: lab@bronxdoc.org

35mm & 120mm  
• $10 per roll
• $3 per roll push/pull
• $1 per roll cut/sleeve
• $8 per digital contact sheet


• Processing Station - $15 per hour
• Darkroom Station Rental - $15 per hour


Silver Gelatin Fiber Prints from 8”x10” to 20”x 24”
Please email lab@bronxdoc.org for pricing. 

BDC's Lab coordinator is onsite to help set you up with the right enlarger for your printing needs. Stay tuned for upcoming darkroom workshops.


Canon imagePROGRAF Pro 1000 17”
$10 per hour lab fee plus an ink fee $.05 per square inch.
*Photographer must supply their own paper

Epson V750 - $10 per hour
Nikon Coolscan 9000 - $20 per hour
Hasselblad Flex-tight X5 -$30 an hour. 


The BDC prints for museums and galleries around the world. Our staff takes the same care in printing for local artists and individuals. For print inquiries, email lab@bronxdoc.org

8.5x11 - $9.00
11x17 - $14.00
13x19 - $17.00
16x20 - $28.00
20x24 - $39.00
20x30 - $50.00
30x40 - $90.00
40x60 - $130.00

*All prints on Epson Luster paper. Inquire about other papers.
*20% off duplicate prints 
*For custom sizes email lab@bronxdoc.org

The BDC has years of experience producing exhibitions with Eugene Richards, Gary Knight, Magnum Photos, Zun Lee, the Tim Hetherington Foundation, and Stephanie Sinclair. Here are some exciting job highlights that we've produced at the BDC:

Todd Heisler, In Pictures: Migrant Families Reunited After Long Separations at the Border
Victor J. Blue, Cities in Dust (photos from Syria and Iraq after the war against ISIS).




Volunteers: 30% discount

Interested in becoming a BDC volunteer? Email volunteer@bronxdoc.org

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



The construction of BDC Labs was generously funded by a grant from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

All proceeds support the BDC's free education programs and exhibitions.

MIDDLE IMAGES: © Jessica Kirkham