Where Great Minds Click!

Founded in 1955, the Washington Park Camera Club is the oldest, predominately African American camera club in the Chicago area and a member of the Chicago-Area Camera Club Association.


Due to the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic, Washington Park Camera Club members have been meeting virtually via Zoom. If you aren’t a current member and you’re interested in attending a meeting please click HERE for more information.

Happy New Year!

I can’t let the year end without thanking the Executive Committee; the committee chairs, and each member  for making this a great club.  We have an amazing website, our newsletters are fantastic, we have awesome programs events/sessions that keep us shooting and informed; we get beautiful greeting cards; the mentor program is a huge success; and our images make it to CACCA.  The way we step up and volunteer when needed is outstanding.  The sacrifices made are recognized and greatly appreciated.  

I hope 2022 is a Healthy, Happy, Photo Opportunity filled year for you!

Thank you again & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Vanessa Thomas
President, WPCC

From the Desk of the Club President

Thank you for stopping by our page.  We are a group that is passionate about photography. We all want to be better photographers and learn the latest techniques so we can produce images we are proud of.  This is a great place to learn,  share knowledge, and make new friends.  We have members that are beginners, intermediate, and professional photographers.  So you will fit right in.

We look forward to meeting you.

— Vanessa Thomas

Check Us Out

Washington Park Camera members meet Tuesday nights between during and between the months of September of one year and June of the next (dependent on weather and location availability). Starting time is usually around 7:00 PM at the Washington Park Field House (on 55th and Dr. MLK Drive) and meetings run anywhere from an hour to an hour-and-a-half. The club breaks for the summer but may have organized field trips to various locations during the off-period.

Become a Member

Annual membership is $60 (for the full year). Our meeting agendas include club competitions for prints and digitally projected images, guest speakers, workshops, shoot-and-shows, and photo excursions. The club also participates in photographing select events for the Washington Park District as well as participating with a few local organizations. Members represent a wide range of experience and expertise and are always willing to share information with each other.

Visit & Join (Virtually)

Due to the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic, Washington Park Camera Club members have been meeting virtually via Zoom. If you aren’t a current member but you are interested in attending one of our meetings (via Zoom) or becoming a member, please submit the form (below). A member of the club’s executive will connect you.

Return to In-Person Meetings

When we return to in-person meetings and if you’d like to become a member, you may also “walk-in” with you completed WPCC Membership Application form to the next meeting.  We look forward to meeting you.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA) [ Website ]
  • Photographic Society of America (PSA) [ Website ]
  • Chicago Park District: Washington Park [ Website ]