Le Trou Noir, a collective darkroom founded in 2014 and located in Tio'tiake (so-called Montreal) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and experimentation of traditional film photography techniques. To bring together multidisciplinary artists around a shared creative space located in the Centre-Sud district within a group of community organizations.

Le Trou Noir's mission is to generate and support research, creation, production, training and dissemination of analog photography. Its mandate is to make the medium accessible by sharing resources with the community and by promoting analog photographic practices and experimentations. By revaluing pre-digital knowledge, Le Trou Noir wishes to develop the physical medium by leaving traces, giving back to photography its artisanal value and its status as printed art.

Le Trou Noir is a collective that wants to be as eco-responsible as possible. Chemistry is reused as much as possible and then recycled. We also defend a policy of inclusion and non-harassment, and make the darkroom a safe space for all. The collective wishes to prioritize access to individuals belonging to the BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

We recognize that the Trou Noir darkroom is located on Indigenous territory, which has never been ceded. We recognize the Kanien'kehá:ka Nation as guardians of the lands and waters. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.


2022 : MOVING

Great news! Since June 2022, we have moved and are currently in redevelopment in a new location! Our darkroom is still in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) but now located in the Centre-Sud district. More specifically at 2240 Fullum, within a new community grouping of organizations aiming for inclusion.

This new space will ensure our longevity and sustainability. You are currently browsing our new website! Some information remains under construction. Thank you for your understanding! Updates on our service offerings (lessons, rentals, etc.) are forthcoming.

Le Trou Noir

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