We don’t know too many places in Brooklyn where a photographer can rent a darkroom, which is why we’re happy to hear the Gowanus Darkroom opened last week at 160 7th Street in, naturally, Gowanus. Photographers can pay hourly or monthly rates for the second-floor space, which has a group darkroom with 10 enlarger stations, film changing room and a film processing/print washing area.

Soon, it will also have digital printing and scanning, an 8-by-10 mural printing station, and photography classes. Membership costs $180 a month for 20 hours of printing, or $350 a month for access to all the facilities and a private locking flat file drawer. The darkroom is also available to rent short-term for $12 an hour. The facility will celebrate its grand opening this Friday from 6 to 8 pm.  Click through to see the interior. GMAP