Our state-of-the-art facilities include color and black-and-white film labs, a digital media lab, classrooms, and a professional shooting studio. The ICP School also houses a library, a student lounge, and exhibition space.

Film & Darkroom Labs

Our photographic facilities include three large teaching labs—one for color and two for black-and-white printing—automated color print processors; an extensive selection of enlarging, lighting, and camera equipment; and a professional shooting studio. Students can use the facilities by either enrolling in color classes or by completing a facility orientation program prior to hourly printing time. 

Hourly Photo Lab Rental

Photo Lab facilities can be rented by current and former students from the previous term. A $10 per hour fee covers black-and-white printing, including chemistry. The labs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Color printing is available by reservation at $10 per hour. Schedules for black-and-white and color darkroom printing hours are available in the Photo Lab Office by the first week of classes every term.


Black & White Lab A
Monday 10 am–9 pm
Tuesday 2–9 pm
Wednesday 10 am–3 pm
Thursday 10 am–9 pm
Friday 10 am–5:30 pm

Black & White Lab B
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 am–9:00 pm

Color Negative
Monday–Tuesday 1:30–9 pm
Wednesday 10 am–6 pm
Thursday–Friday 10 am–9 pm
Saturday 10 am–1:30 pm, 5:30–9 pm
Sunday 5:30–9 pm

(Hours subject to change)

November 25 9 am–5 pm
November 26–27 Closed for the holiday
November 28–29 9 am–5 pm

Photo Lab Facilities

Our Photo Labs are designed for efficient printing and processing with 64 individual enlarger stations and a wide selection of film and paper chemistry. The facilities also include: 

  • Two large teaching laboratories for black-and-white printing, which can produce prints up to 20x24 inches and mural size.
  • One teaching laboratory for color printing, which includes a Kreonite KM-4 automated processor and LPL 4x5 dichroic enlargers. The printing area, incorporating color-corrected lighting and a large GTI viewing box, allows for maximum output, enabling students to produce prints up to 30 inches wide.
  • Facilities for the production of alternative process images
  • A spacious film development lab with a separate sheet film lab and two loading rooms
  • Print washing, toning, and drying areas meeting archival standards
  • A professional shooting studio with multiple seamless racks, digital projection, and equipment and accessories, including Profoto, Matthews, Arri, Manfrotto, Lowel, and Chimera lighting
  • Four semi-private black-and-white labs, available for exclusive use by full-time students
  • A post-production area for print finishing, matting, heat mounting, cutting, etc.
  • A copy stand and lights with a dedicated copy camera kit

Digital Media Lab

The ICP Digital Media Lab features up-to-date equipment designed for high-end digital image production.

Hourly Digital Lab Rental

Our digital media lab is available to current and former students from the previous term on a rental basis. The rental fee is $10 per hour plus print charges. Students currently enrolled in a digital media class may use the lab for 10 hours free of charge during their enrolled term. Print charges are additional. 


Open: Monday–Sunday 9 am–9 pm
Closed: Tuesday 2–5 pm
(Hours subject to change)

November 25 9 am–5 pm
November 26–27 Closed for the holiday
November 28–29 9 am–5 pm

Digital Media Lab Facilities

The Lab contains a network of 65 color-managed Apple workstations, providing each student with a full-suite of the latest Adobe and Apple editing applications, Calibrated Wide Color-Gamut 24-inch Eizo monitors, and 17” Epson 3880 printers. It also includes:

  • Film Scanners: Hasselblad X1, X5, and 646
  • Flatbed/Transparency Scanners: Epson v750, V700 10000XL
  • Large Format Inkjet Printers: Epson 7890 and 9890

Equipment Rental

An extensive inventory of lighting, grip, digital and film camera equipment is available for short-term use by current full-time students and those in select continuing education classes and workshops. ICP’s Education Programs have been supported by generous donations of equipment and materials from Epson America Corporation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Nikon, Inc., Pentax, Inc., and X-Rite. Available equipment includes: 

  • Digital SLR Cameras: Canon Rebel XSI and Pentax K7 as well as Pentax KX, K5 & K7 for students enrolled in Photography I: Digital courses. Toyo 45CF field and 45CX rail cameras are provided for students enrolled in large-format classes. 
  • Canon digital equipment: 7D, 5D Mark II, Mark III, 1D Mark IV; full range of L series lenses; 4d0EX II, 580EX II, 600EX II flashes; and ST E2 and E3 transmitters
  • Fuji mirrorless digital XE1, X1 pro 
  • Film Cameras: (35mm format) Leica M and R series, Canon EOS, Nikon F series, Contax; (Medium format) Hasselbald, Mamiya, Contax, Rollieflex, Fuji 617 panoramic; (4x5 large format) Toyo 45CX Rail and 45CF field, Sinar rail; (8x10 large format) Toyo, Sinar
  • Video: DSLR cameras, Zacuto Z-Optical viewfinder, Follow focus, Steady Cam, Shoulder mount
  • High Definition Video Cameras: Canon XH-A1 and Canon Vixia HF-10
  • Mini Dv Video Cameras: Panasonic PV-GS120, and Panasonic PV-GS180
  • Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H4, Marantz units.
  • Canon Rebel series camera are available for students enrolled in digital video classes. Microphones, headphones, card readers, X-Rite EyeOne Pro Spectrophotometers, and X-Rite EyeOne Display Colorimeters are also available for students to customize their workstations.
  • Lighting Equipment: Profoto Lighting Equipment Pack, Head, large variety of light modifiers; Lowel incandescent lighting, florescent lighting, and LED lighting
  • Audio Equipment: Zoom H4 recorders, Shot gun mics, Omni directional mics, Lavalier mics


All classrooms are furnished with light tables, slide projectors, Apple computers, and a digital projection system, while some also include seamless racks. Student may reserve classrooms that are not in use.
All currently enrolled ICP students are eligible for a 20% discount at Modernage Custom Digital Imaging Labs.


The ICP Library provides research and informational resources for the Museum and the School including published works in more than a dozen languages and ephemera files. Holdings include the gifts of ICP founder Cornell Capa, documentary photographers David Douglas Duncan and Andreas Feininger, and resources related to ICP's exhibitions and education programs. The Library's collection is made up of more than 18,000 volumes and 150 periodical titles, including monographs, monographic series, serials, museum and collection catalogues, biographies of photographers, critical editions of the writings of photographers and photography historians, anthologies of documents, facsimiles, technical and instructional manuals, and published and unpublished items, including clippings, visual resources, and exhibition and promotional material on more than 2,500 photographers and institutions.