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Farewell to The New Orleans Darkroom

We are organizing a bon voyage gathering for Charles Megnin. Please come out to thank him for all that The Darkroom has done to help bring our photo community together in its seven years of existence.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Since 2004 The Darkroom has been a great place for photographers to connect and learn from each other, serving as a hub of dialogue and creativity.  

The exhibitions, workshops and printing and framing services offered there will all be missed. As will the library, which gave us opportunity to sit on comfy couches and peruse wonderful books for education and inspiration. Many great conversations transpired at The Darkroom, over wine at art openings, during the workshops which brought an impressive roster of renowned photographers here to teach, or simply while popping in to pick up film and supplies.

Jock Sturges critique with NOPA members, 2010

Over the years, Charles has been a great friend, adviser and partner to the New Orleans Photo Alliance. It was the “Carnival” group show The Darkroom organized in February 2006 that initially reunited photographers after Hurricane Katrina, planting seeds which helped to form NOPA. The Darkroom hosted some of our earliest meetings while we were in the initial brainstorming phase, and some of our earliest programming events before we found a physical home. In 2010 Charles stepped up to serve as our treasurer, and we will miss him dearly in that capacity as well.

The doors will close at the end of June, when Charles and family will move to France. Please join us next Tuesday to raise a glass in celebration of his many contributions and wish him the best as he moves on to the next adventure.


Dear Friends of The Darkroom,

I’m very sad to say that at the end of June, The Darkroom will
permanently close its doors. Our timeline is to continue taking
orders until the end of May and to keep open hours until the end of
June in order to allow you to pick up any work. All scheduled
programming and workshops will also continue through June.

In the meantime, I would like to extend to you an additional 25%
discount on all of our services and supplies until the end of the

Mostly, I want to thank you for your support over the last seven
years and tell you how much we have enjoyed working with you. If you
have any questions or comments regarding the business closure or any
other matter, feel free to contact me via email:

Charles Megnin