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.

COVID-19

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.

From the Desk of the Club President

During Black History Month we reviewed movies, speeches, photos and music focusing on the struggles we as black people have endured. Take this opportunity, during the COVID-19 lockdown, to focus on where we, as a people, have been and where we are going.

I hope the celebrating of us will not stop on February 28th. Continue to spread the good words and good deeds of our people throughout the year.

— Roslyn J. Armour

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 ]