Photoland at The Evergreen State College

A Student and Community Photo Center in Olympia WA

Upcoming Photoland Closures

Sunday, November 20th – November 27th: Photoland closed for Evergreen’s Fall break. Reopening on Monday, November 28th

All student film and print requests submitted before 12:00pm on Friday, November 18th, will be processed by Saturday November 19th and ready for pick up on Saturday the 19th before the break. We can not guarantee that we will be able to get to all community member requests in that timeframe but we will try our hardest.

Any film and print requests, student or otherwise, submitted AFTER 12:00pm on Friday, November 18th, will be processed after we return from break on the 28th.

Black and White Film Proficiencies Fall 2022

Interested in learning how to process your 35mm black and white film and work in a darkroom? We are offering proficiencies again for all who are interested! Community members will have to purchase a daily or quarterly pass in order to participate in the proficiencies (see the “Community Member” tab for more details on that).

We will be having two sets of processing proficiencies during week 5 and two sets of darkroom proficiencies the following week. YOU MUST ATTEND A PROCESSING PROFICIENCY PRIOR TO ATTENDING A DARKROOM PROFICIENCY. There are only 6 spots in each session and sign up is first come, first serve. We will be holding more proficiency sessions in the future so if you miss this one or can’t attend during the dates below, there will be more chances!

You SHOULD NOT attend more than one processing proficiency or more than one darkroom proficiency. If you are still not feeling comfortable processing film or working in the darkroom after your session, please let the instructor know so that they can help you.


Session 3: 

Black and White Film Processing Proficiency – Friday, October 28th from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Black and White Darkroom Printing Proficiency – Friday, November 4th from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Session 4: 

Black and White Film Processing Proficiency  – Saturday, October 29th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Black and White Darkroom Printing Proficiency – Saturday, November 5th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm


To sign up for these sessions, please email us at or stop into Photoland during our open hours and we will get you signed up.

You will need to have a shot roll of 35mm black and white film with you for the film processing proficiency – Photoland carries a selection of black and white film in our photo store that is available to purchase during our open hours.

Fall Quarter 2022 Reopening

Photoland will reopen its doors on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022. We will be open for all students, staff, faculty, AND community members ~ we can’t wait to have you all back in here!!! Please see the “Current Service Hours” page of our website for our updated hours and email us at with any questions.