(Source: The Vancouver Courier) Nearly a year after the city’s last public-use darkroom closed, a Vancouver couple new to the city want to open what they believe would be B.C.’s first ecologically sensitive public darkroom.
Virginie Lamarche and Bastien Desfriches Doria, owners of VNB Photo and VNB Fine Art Photography Workshops, recently launched a 40-day “VNB Independent Eco Darkroom” campaign on the online fundraising site Indiegogo.com to raise $15,000 for a darkroom that would use less water, fewer toxic chemicals, reuse abandoned darkroom equipment and recover silver used in photo processing. The plan has the city’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan in mind. Cash earned from recovering silver will be given to the Vancouverbased Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the couple expects to donate $500 to $2,000 a year.
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