One of New York's oldest arts organizations, the Camera Club (CCNY) has been a home for photographers to develop their craft, providing both a working facility and collegial environment for discussion and the exchange of ideas. The Club is dedicated to continuing its long tradition of welcoming both photographers and devotees of photography and encouraging their participation through memberships, classes, lectures, exhibitions and residency program. Since its founding in 1884, the club has nurtured many talented photographers whose careers cover a wide range of disciplines, including portraiture, photojournalism, fashion, street photography, advertising, documentary and fine art.
CCNY's complete archives are housed at the New York Public Library. Related collections are housed in the New York Historical Society and George Eastman House Library in Rochester, New York. This detailed record of the Club's history reveals a dynamic organization with a strong commitment to education and a heritage of showcasing the works of photographers known and respected worldwide. It is the Club's mission to continue these traditions and maintain the vitality of The Camera Club of New York for those who seek out photography's expressive potential. Support for the Club's programs is appreciated. To make a donation, please visit the Contribute to CCNY page.