dedicated space to learn and experiment in using the many types of equipment and chemicals involved in bringing an image you’ve captured to life. That art form truly takes time and perseverance to really master.
At the moment for photo darkrooms, the options are processing in your bathroom, taking a class at a local college, or traveling to Dallas and spending a good chunk of change for a minimum amount of time. The fundamental process of photography ends with the print and will never change. We need a place that feeds that hunger and inspiration for photography as a whole.