This article appeared recently in San Francisco, about the large community darkroom there. The most interesting sentence: “the amazing thing is that this technological time warp is in demand like never before.”
The last public darkroom in Dallas closed several years ago. However, some local schools still have darkroom facilities and classes. The Tarrant County junior college system (next door in Fort Worth) has a large program.
Friend of the Silver Darkroom Valerie Yaklin-Brown (no relation) teaches in the Houston area at a junior college where the photo program is all film and darkroom.
Digital is here to stay folks, no argument there. But, the darkroom is not dead; it’s just not common anymore. Now, it’s “cool” …