with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

The Camera Club of the UK – 120 Years Old

I just got this note today.

The Camera Club, one of the oldest and most respected photographic societies in the country, this year celebrates 120 years since its’ foundation in 1885.

The purpose of the club remains what it has always been, namely to promote members shared interest in photography in all its’ forms, to stimulate and expand their range and levels of achievement, and to provide the facilities they need at minimal cost.

The club’s freehold headquarters in an attractive corner of Kennington in London, incorporates a superbly lit gallery – Gallery 1885 – hosting monthly exhibitions of outstanding work on wide ranging themes by one of the many talented club members.

The top floor of the building comprises an excellent, comprehensively equipped studio, available for members own use at very low cost. In addition, the club has four well-equipped individual darkrooms, three Photoshop digital suites and a comfortable lecture and meeting room.

There is an active programme of educational events for members. At the opening of the club in its’ first premises in 1885, an impressive display of work by founding members was mounted, and the inspiration gained from the work of fellow members continues to be an important focus of the club today.

Membership of the Camera Club is open to all with a serious interest in photography, and new members are actively welcomed whatever their current level of experience, whether an experienced practitioner or enthusiastic novice.

The club is a friendly environment where members are stimulated by associating with others who share their personal commitment in striving to create images of distinction.

As part of the celebrations commemorating its’ 120th anniversary, the Camera Club is hosting a two day open house and an exhibition of the outstanding photographic work by notable past and present members, on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1 from 11:00 to 21:00.

The clubhouse will be open to the public to view the superb facilities available to members, gain an insight into the club’s illustrious history, view the work of several of the club’s photo groups (i.e. dance, landscape, portraiture, and printing techniques), and information on the various workshops and courses organised by the club.

Entry is free and all are welcome.

The Camera Club
Contact: Richard Fanshawe
Gallery 1885
16 Bowden Street
London SE11 4DS

Happy Birthday!

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