Harnessing light to produce powerful images


The photography program in the Department of Art and Art History offers a comprehensive experience for the interested student.  Courses offered include all levels of black and white photography, color photography, studio practices, non-traditional processes and the History of Photography.  Facilities include two complete chemical darkrooms and access to digital facilities.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous opportunities offered through the department such as internships,

independent study projects and study abroad along with the regular course offerings. These opportunities enable photographers to develop their portfolios and gain professional experience before graduating.  With close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, photography majors have many opportunities to view and study the work of artists relevant to their own photographic interests..


Photography Darkroom Usage Information


Our Photography facilities are only available for students currently enrolled in a Photography course.

 

  • Darkroom Locations:
  • Old Science Hall B07/B09 & G07
  • Darkroom Phones: (570) 389-2768 / 5496
  • Darkroom Hours:
  • Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Monday 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday 12:00 Noon - 10pm

Concentration Resources


Faculty


Vera Viditz-Ward

Professor of Photography

vviditz@bloomu.edu

(570) 389-4851

Old Science Hall 204


Facility

The photography facilities in the Department of Art include two chemical darkrooms, open studio space and a classroom for studio shoots, lectures and critiques. One darkroom is for a black & white printing with twelve enlarger stations. Each station is equipped with a new Beseler 23CIII enlarger, filters, grain focuser, easel and proof printer. The darkroom also includes an open studio work area. The second darkroom has two individual color darkrooms with Beseler 45MXT enlargers and JOBO color processors, a film processing room and a gang darkroom with ten equipped enlarger stations. This darkroom also has two Beseler 45MXT enlargers and two archival print washers. The second darkroom can be converted and used for alternative photographic processes. The photography program provides chemicals and some equipment for student use.