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.

From the Desk of the Club President

Hello, my Washington Park Members, this has been a whirlwind of a year. We started off with many wonderful activities of learning, shooting photos displayed at the incubator, guest speakers, and planned shooting engagements and then
everything came to a halt.

We took a licking and kept on clicking, as Washington Park members did not let a little virus stop them – so we jumped right into Zoom.

While continuing to develop our camera skills, we also learned a new technique- by using the latest way to communicate while in quarantine.

Here’s to wishing everyone a heathy and safe summer and looking forward to seeing everyone on Zoom soon.

— 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.

If you’re interested in applying for membership, download, complete and bring the 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 ]