PNCA Instructor, Laura Masterson, Co-founds Portland Darkroom
February 06, 2018
A Kickstarter campaign was launched, and the group raised more than $20,000 to buy enlargers, scanners, and other processing equipment from Newspace's closing sale. Now that equipment is installed in a studio in Northeast Portland at the newly named Portland Darkroom, an active space dedicated to continuing the craft of film photography.
Lauren Masterson, an instructor of photography at PNCA and one of the co-founders of the Darkroom, stated that while many local colleges have darkrooms and offer instruction on film photography, there are no darkrooms publicly accessible to non-students. The Portland Darkroom aims to change this by giving artists access to the facilities, community, and equipment they need to continue their work.
Learn more about the Portland Darkroom in this OPB interview with photographer Laura Peltz, a darkroom member and former Newspace user.
Image © Portland Darkroom
Our newest Photography Department Faculty member, Gia Goodrich has teamed up with the Portland Opera to produce a series of portraits and interviews featuring transgender members of our community called "As I Am." This work was made to celebrate the Portland Opera premiere of "As One" which tells one story: Hannah's story—and this project was created to help celebrate additional stories and voices from transgender people in our community.
The show opens this Thursday March 7 from 5-8pm
Antoinette Hatfield Hall
1111 SW Broadway Ave
Open through March 30, Mon-Sat, 10am -5pm
Gia Goodrich has joined PNCA's Photography Department as faculty this term, and is teaching Concept Capture Print II.
Gia Goodrich is an award-winning photographer and strategist and is the owner and founder of Portland’s VEV Studios. Her work has been featured in major publications including The New York Times, The Oregonian, Tech Insider, CNN, Huffington Post and Portland Monthly. Gia’s projects and content have garnered local and national attention, including her #LoveWinsPortraits project (for which she received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council) which celebrated LGBTQ couples throughout the Portland area.
see her work here: http://www.giagoodrich.com/
Melanie Flood Projects exhibits the photographic work of Teresa Christiansen, Anne Hall, Sarah Meadows and Kate Steciw in the show If but a sunbeam strikes too warm, up through December 15, 2018.
On March 28, 2018 in Emory, Virginia, PNCA alumna, commercial and editorial photographer Susan Seubert explains what it's like to be a travel photographer, running a "DIY" career, and how it is different than people might think.
After the closure of Portland’s Newspace Center for Photography last year, a group of seven photographers, all former Newspace users and volunteers, decided to create a new entity that would offer artists access to the film processing facilities their practices required.