Hello to all our wonderful supporters!
It's been awhile, but we're happy to report that in the last year, The Asheville Darkroom has made some great strides. Although we still await our official non-profit status, we re-opened doors to the public in November of 2012 and have served many members with our black-and-white facilities in that time. Classes and workshops have been wonderful! We've started a critique series that has brought people all the way from Tennessee to share their work and receive critical feedback. And just this month, we opened a gallery space at the Phil Mechanic Studios, known as Silverspace, to prioritize showing the work of members and celebrate analog photography. We thank the lovely Miranda Maynard for all her contributions over the last year, and welcome young and talented new Co-Director Jason Clements to take her place as Miranda begins the grand journey of graduate school in Photography this fall.
Our 501c3 paperwork has been submitted, however, we're still seeking financial contributions as we are not yet able to apply for operational expense grants as a "not-yet-non-profit." With all of our progress, we hope you will consider giving what you can again by joining us with our Indiegogo fundraiser at:
We have many, many plans for the future to become our region's primary photography educational center, expanding into lectures, films, and more ways to connect with other community organizations in Western North Carolina to create learning opportunities. We hope you might give what you can to ensure this resource can continue to exist and grow, and help analog photography continue to have a prominent role in artmaking. If this is not possible for you this year, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude for simply helping us get this far!
Bridget Conn and The Asheville Darkroom team