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Location: 225, 305, 315 & 316 Hanes Art Center
Contact: Jeff Whetstone
311 Hanes Art Center

The state-of-the-art photography facilities at UNC-CH include every tool for color and black and white wet photography. Located on the third floor of the Hanes Art Center, the photography lab includes seven separate color darkrooms, two large black and white darkrooms, and a 300 square-foot shooting studio, complete with hot lights and strobes. The photography lab is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week to undergraduates enrolled in print courses and to all graduate students who have gone through an orientation to the facility.* Graduate students have access to a black and white and color mural room.

*Not available during scheduled class times.

Students working in the photography lab have access to several medium-format cameras, and three 4″ x 5″ cameras. The facilities house a 30″ color processor (makes prints up to 30″ wide), an 8″ x 10″ color mural enlarger, and eleven 4″ x 5″ enlargers (color and black & white).

The UNC-CH photography facilities also include a room-sized Camera Obscura. Built in the spring semester of 2002 by elin o’Hara slavick’s conceptual photography class and recently renovated, the Department of Art’s Camera Obscura is a free-standing structure located outside the Hanes Art Center. Pinholes in the exterior walls admit light and project images upside-down onto the interior walls. Students can use the space to experiment with exposing photographic papers and films to create images.

The Camera Obscura is open for student use Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The key and instructions are available in the art department office in Hanes Art Center.

Photography Faculty:

Jeff Whetstone
elin o’Hara slavick