Darkroom Co-op - Austin, Texas

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Established in the mid-1970s, the Darkroom Co-op is a community darkroom space independently maintained and organized by its members. The Darkroom is located inside the Pearl Street Co-op building at 2000 Pearl Street in Austin, Texas.

This community space enables several of its members to give back to the community by donating their time and talents to other non-profit organizations and outreach programs such as Goodwill, Texas Institute for Humanities and Texas FolkLife Resources. Many Darkroom Co-op members are published on a regular basis, while others have gone on to become recipients of Fulbright Scholarships and other grants. One past Darkroom Co-op member, Jean Marc-Bouju, was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes, the first in 1995 for his work in Rwanda, and the second in 1999 for his coverage of the bombing of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Although our members' occupations and backgrounds vary dramatically, we all share the same love for photography.

The members of the Darkroom Co-op wish to express our gratitude to College Houses for their ongoing committment to the arts in Austin.

Thank you for your continued support!