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NCD Presents: Deadline Today

Come be a part of something new! NCD introduces: DEADLINE TODAY

Nashville Community Darkroom: Deadline Today is Nashville’s newest, most exciting (and only) pop up photography scramble, debuting Saturday, April 9th as a part of the East Side Art Stumble. In a fast-paced, all-day competition photographers will be tasked with shooting, processing, printing and displaying their photographic interpretation of a common theme – to be revealed that morning.

To sign up or find out more, hit the link: http://nashvillecommunitydarkroom.org/deadline-today/

March 31, 2016
NCD Presents: Deadline Today

Holiday Portraits

It’s that time of year again! Time for way-too-early Christmas decorations, fights about coffee cups and manger scenes, and the dreaded highly anticipated onslaught advent of holiday music on radio stations across the land!

To ring in the season, the Nashville Community Darkroom is offering a great deal on holiday portraits — $65 gets you a 30-minute session and 5 digital images for you to do whatever you want with! Make them into holiday cards! Post them on facebook! Send them out in your family’s annual newsletter! Wait, do people still do that?

As a huge bonus, every single dollar goes to support your 501(c)(3) nonprofit Nashville Community Darkroom. This is our big annual fundraiser, so come on out, get some portraits and help us ring in 2016!

Click here to see our last few available days and times, and tarry not, for our first two weekends were booked almost completely solid!

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November 12, 2015
Holiday Portraits

New Gallery Opening: Pinholes and Polaroids

Opening June 19th with a reception, the NCD is excited to announce it’s next show: Pinholes and Polaroids!

Comprised of two distinct bodies of work, this exciting show at the Nashville Community Darkroom spotlights the beautiful imagery resulting from two very different methods of photographic reproduction. 
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On view—for the first time in Nashville—is the work of the award-winning fine art photographer Polly Chandler. Polly’s imagery is beautiful, meticulous and conceptual, shot with a large-format camera using Polaroid Type 55 4×5 inch film, which she develops herself while on location.

Also on view are pinhole images created by the Nashville community and Inglewood Girl Scout Troop 884. All were made and developed at the NCD on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day—4/26/15. Come see photos made with oatmeal canisters, paint cans, homemade boxes, cookie tins and old suitcases. 

Check out the facebook event (and RSVP) by clicking here.

This is a delightful show, full of emotion, magic, surprise, and the uncanny. We hope you will come see it all, and meet the artists, on June 19 from 6 to 9.

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June 5, 2015
New Gallery Opening: Pinholes and Polaroids

MBAs Across America at NCD!

Susan, Gary and Jai enjoyed the NCD—a lot!

Susan, Gary and Jai enjoyed the NCD—a lot!

Each summer, an organization called MBAs Across America sends teams of pioneering masters of business students out on the road to learn from—and work with—visionary entrepreneurs. We were thrilled to be chosen as one of the organizations visited in 2014, and loved working with our team of students from Stanford—Gary, Jai, and Susan.

You can read about the amazing experience we shared on the MBAxAmerica Blog. Our team came up with some awesome ideas for scheduling classes and events; for streamlining our financial processes; and for ramping up our outreach to the community as a whole, and to financial partners and supporters.

We could not be more thankful to the Stanford Team at MBAs Across America, and have already begun integrating some of their helpful suggestions into the way we operate.

Stanford MBAs helping us look to the future.

Stanford MBAs helping us look to the future.

September 11, 2014
MBAs Across America at NCD!

NCD + Lockeland Elementary Collaboration

YES LL 4The Nashville Community Darkroom recently completed another school collaboration, this time with fourth grade art students at Lockeland Elementary Design Center in East Nashville. NCD volunteers visited Camilla Spadafino’s art classroom as resident artists and helped the students elevate the “selfie” to fine art, shooting their own self-portraits in our mobile studio, and then printing them as cyanotypes using Sun Print paper. Continue Reading →

April 3, 2014
NCD + Lockeland Elementary Collaboration

Construction!

We’re well on our way, and excited to start having folks in for tours soon!  Below you’ll find a collection of shots that show us slowly transforming what used to be a check cashing place at 1143 Gallatin Rd. into what will shortly be the Nashville Community Darkroom.  Plus, there’s one mockup of what we hope our signage is going to look like.

Coming soon!

Coming soon!
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January 21, 2014
Construction!

NCD + Stratford Collaboration

The “D” in NCD may have another month to go, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been hard at work building relationships with our community. That said, the Nashville Community Darkroom is proud to announce that we’ve begun our first community initiative, working with teacher Elijah Ammen and students at Stratford STEM Magnet High School to teach the physics of photography and the chemistry of the darkroom. With our expertise and passion, we’re aiming to help the students start a vibrant and productive Photography Club. We’ve already seen the number of interested students double from week 1 to week 2, and we’ve also seen a few pretty good shots from these budding artists.

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November 14, 2013
NCD + Stratford Collaboration

We Did It!

Thanks to all of our amazing backers and network of online supporters, we’ve successfully raised almost $13,000 on Kickstarter! We wanted to hit the ground sprinting (hence the original $20k goal), but instead we’ll just have to hit the ground running. Construction estimates are rolling in, and we should be in business by January 1! In the meantime, we’ve got many more events planned including the big shebang for all of our backers as well as the party this upcoming weekend. Hope to see ya there!

September 16, 2013
We Did It!