Le Trou Noiris a collective darkroom founded in 2014 and located in Tio'tiake (so-called Montreal). We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and experimentation of traditional film photography techniques. We want to bring together multidisciplinary artists around a shared creative space located in the Centre-Sud district in Le Chat des Artistes supported by Ateliers Créatifs.

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.


04.2024 : Fundraiser Bingo

Construction of our new dreamy darkroom is underway! We are organizing a Bingo fundraiser to finance the materials. Meet us at La Ligne Verte café this Sunday, April 21 from 3 p.m.!
>>> Event link

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03.2024 : MOVING

Perhaps you have already heard our big news: our Trou Noir darkroom has finally found a home and moved to a safe place at the Chat des Artistes in Centre-Sud! We now share a workshop with La Guillotine, an amazing edition collective.

black and white picture of a tunnel