Founder and President
John is an attorney, former teacher, and amateur photographer. He founded the Nashville Community Darkroom in 2013 as a way to bridge his two passions: education and film photography. After his 2012 school board race, John channeled his energy into getting the Nashville Community Darkroom up and running. He is an avid photographer and writer, and his thoughts on education can be found at the Tennessee Education Report and Nashville Jefferson. You can find him on Twitter at @JohnHaubenreich.
Erin has a B.A. and M.A. in photojournalism and mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has worked as a photographer and printer, has managed darkrooms, and has taught traditional photography at all skill levels. She is currently a communications consultant living in East Nashville.
Elizabeth currently works as a Systems Support Specialist for a medical equipment planning consulting firm with degrees in both Vocal Performance and Auto Mechanics. She is passionate about the arts and education and is a lifetime student. With the opening of the darkroom, Elizabeth has been able to further develop her knowledge and art in photography, both digital and analog. She is currently working on pulling a portfolio together for launching a website.
Nashville native Heather Lose is a fine artist, photographer, and teacher. Her photography centers around documentary and environmental portraiture, and she exhibits her work on a regular basis. She’s interested in seasonal fireworks stands, the disappearing South, and how people mark their territories—and communicate through the written word—in urban environments. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Tennessee State Museum. She develops her film with Pyro, mixes a mean Sazerac, and hoards wood type. Her work can be seen at www.heatherlose.com, and she can be found on twitter and Instagram.
Michelle received her BA and MA degrees from the University of South Alabama, and currently is an Assistant Professor of English at Tennessee State University. When she was twelve, her mother gave me her first camera. Several years later, she took her first photography course at the local community college and fell in love with black and white photography. Later, she was a darkroom technician for the University of South Alabama’s archives, where her love for darkroom printing grew. She also taught an introduction to Black and White photography course for the university. Most of her work focuses on portraiture and conceptual fine art.