- Round 11
Low Light Darkroom/Black Hole Collective Lab
LOW LIGHT DARKROOM/BLACK HOLE COLLECTIVE LAB
This community resource center and art studio based in West Oakland is organized cooperatively by a group of 20 artists working in analog photography and filmmaking. As a non-commercial group focusing on photochemical image-making in the digital age, they serve a large local community and are active members of a growing international network of artist-run collective film labs working towards the communal reclamation of the means of production from a rapidly disappearing industry as a critical means towards preserving an endangered yet unique tradition of art-making. The Alternative Exposure grant supports workshops for both beginners and advanced filmmakers and photographers, open studio days, and a new residency opportunity.