The College of Art and Design offers state-of-the-art photography labs that allow students to match their work with their artistic vision.
Photography facilities—labs, classrooms, shooting studio, and equipment lockup—are located in the lower level of the Lunder Arts Center, 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.
A dedicated Alternative Process darkroom with a large sink and ample counter space allows students to explore a large variety of historical processes such as Cyanotype, Vandyke, Gum Bichromate, and Platinum/Palladium. Advanced students also work in wet plate Collodian under direct faculty guidance.
Academic Computing Labs support digital printing.
Students have access to a large variety of cameras as well as lighting and studio equipment. 8"x10", 4"x5", and 2 1/4" film cameras; Nikon, Nikon, Canon, and Leaf digital cameras or backs; Profoto strobe lighting, a variety of tungsten lighting, supporting grip equipment, and light meters are all available for checkout.
The darkrooms are staffed by student monitors (photography majors in the BFA program) and are overseen by one full-time studio manager, one full-time assistant lab manager, and one part time lab manager.
The labs are open to all photo majors, any student currently enrolled in a photography course, and non-department majors who have taken and completed a photography course at AIB.
Monday-Thursday: 8am–11pmFriday: 8am–6pmSaturday: 9am– 5pmSunday: noon–8pm617.349.8017
Brian Unwin- Photography Lab Manager Lauren MacMahon - Photography Lab Assistant Manager
The labs and lockup are open when classes begin and close the last day of undergraduate critiques. Holiday hours may vary; visit the Photo Lockup on Facebook or the Photo Lockup Twitter feed for an up-to-the-minute report.
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