University of New Mexico
Department of Art and History


The photography area's facilities serve several hundred students every semester as they explore the art of photography in all its manifestations. Recognizing the need for contemporary, yet diverse workspaces we offer state-of-the-art digital labs, fully functional darkrooms and non-silver labs, a well-equipped lighting studio, and an in-depth installation and performance space.

We have two digital labs, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. The undergraduate lab is equipped with one Epson 9900 (44” wide prints), two P7000's (24” wide prints), and six Canon Pro-1's (13” wide prints). The graduate lab is equipped with one Epson P9000 (44” wide prints), one Howtek D4000 Drum Scanner, and one Epson 10000xl (flatbed scanner). The black & white facilities consist of a gang darkroom with 12 enlargers (Saunders LPL, Omega D2, Besseler), each capable of printing negatives up to 4x5”.

We also have a range of digital cameras, lighting kits, large format cameras, and medium format cameras, as well as many other items available for checkout to enrolled students. Equipment is available for checkout Monday-Friday, from 9am-4pm, for a period of three days (longer-term accommodations can be made for specific projects).

Please see the link below for our equipment list and digital reservation system:

For question on specific lab policies please email


Photo Lab Hours:

Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm



Noah McLaurine, Lab Manager

Noah McLaurine is currently the photography lab manager at the University of New Mexico. He received his MFA in Photo, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His current photographic work investigates the socio-cultural and historical legacies of the Southwest from a critical perspective. He is a founding editor of Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, a photographic and literary journal based in Brooklyn, New York. He has taken part in exhibitions in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Seoul, and New York City.

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