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

I hope and pray that all is well with you and your family as we maneuver our way thru this COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.  I am eager and excited to begin this new camera club year.

2020 has been a year to remember: No Asanti, the first time in years; a city-wide shut down, the first time we had our work displayed for the public to view and the first time we had to suspend in-person meetings and continue online fore the remainder of the year.  Well, WPCC came out on top. We leveraged the technology and Zoom to propel the club and it’s membership into the 21st century.  Sadly we lost four of our members this year. May they rest in peace and we will continue to keep their family and loved-ones in our thoughts and prayers.

As we begin the 2020-2021 club year, we will continue our meetings on Zoom.  All communication will be listed here, on our website, so make sure you bookmark the site.

Many of our committees worked through the summer to get everything ready for this year. Will you join one of our committees this year?  (Archive, Membership, DPI, Program, Technology).  We will give more information about the committees at upcoming meetings.

— 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 ]