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 7900's (24” wide prints), two Canon Pro-1000's (17” wide prints), and four Canon Pro-1's (13” wide prints). The graduate lab is equipped with one Epson 9900 (44” wide prints), one Imacon 949 (4x5” film scanner), one Epson 10000xl (flatbed scanner), and one Epson v750 (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


Fall 2017 Photo Lab Hours:

Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm



Noah McLaurine, Lab Manager

Noah McLaurine received his MFA in Photo, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Before coming to UNM, he worked as a Photo Technician at the School of Visual Arts in the BFA department and as a Teaching Assistant at the International Center for Photography. Studying Philosophy and Political Science as an undergraduate at McGill, he became fascinated with the concrete, everyday manifestations of the existential human experience. Continuing this fascination, his current photographic work explores the role of the self in 21st century portraiture. 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 Seoul and New York City.

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