About

Truman College has one of the best (and one of the last few standing) darkrooms in Chicago and it is our best-kept secret. We have long-time students, and always welcome new students. In this site, I am featuring work by some of my students hoping you will join us.

Hello, my name is Ignacio Alvarez and I teach photography at Truman College. Darkroom classes are held on Wednesday nights. On Saturday mornings, I teach students ALL they can learn all about their camera – digital or analog.  I also teach students the principles of photography.

In this class, students learn the craft of darkroom photography, the way it has been done for 200+ years.

Come and learn what the darkroom is all about.  I’d love to see you in one of my classes.