Darkroom Directory

Darkroom features the greatest photographers of the history. All photographers, along with extensive essays,biographies and quotes.

Historic B&W Streets of New York City

In 1898, the modern City of New York was formed with the consolidation of Brooklyn (until then a separate city), the County of New York (which then included parts of the Bronx), the County of Richmond, and the western portion of the County of Queens.

Venice ; Beautiful photos of 19th-century

The city of Venice is often threatened by flood tides pushing in from the Adriatic between autumn and early spring. Six hundred years ago, Venetians protected themselves from land-based attacks by diverting all the major rivers flowing into the lagoon and thus preventing sediment from filling the area around the city.

Historic images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945. To date the two bombings are the only instance of the use of nuclear weapons in wartime.

Historic images of Tour de France

The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except for when it was stopped for the twoWorld Wars. As the Tour gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend around the globe.

Vintage Lesbian erotica / postcards 1930

Vintage Lesbian erotica

A selection of vintage erotica, refers to pornographic works published before 1923 that have passed into the public domain. The word “lesbian” is derived from the name of the Greek island of Lesbos, home to the 6th-century BCE poet Sappho.

Irving Penn : A master of portraiture

Irving Penn studied under Alexy Brodovitch at the Philadelphia Museum School from which he graduated in 1938. Penn’s drawings were published by Harper’s Bazaar and he also painted. As his career in photography blossomed, he became known for post World War II feminine chic and glamour photography.

Robert Doisneau : The kiss

Doisneau was known for his modest, playful, and ironic images of amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes, and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. Influenced by the work of André Kertész,Eugène Atget, and Henri Cartier-Bresson

Helmut Newton : Erotic Photography

My third book ‘Private Collection’ was published to break a contract with a publisher. I decided I didn’t want him, so I did a book with a very small circulation. Only 10,000 were printed. It broke the contract and the publisher.-Helmut Newton-