Welcome to the Crosstown Camera Club

Whether you are just starting out in photography or are an experienced professional, Crosstown Camera Club is a great place to sharpen your skills, share ideas and socialize with others who share a passion for the art of print and digital photography. Our meetings throughout the year provide opportunities to:

  • Develop, improve photographic techniques (photo capture and post-processing).
  • Learn design, emotional impact, storytelling and other fine-art techniques.
  • Socialize with other photographers.
  • Participate in monthly digital and print salons critiqued by experienced judges.
  • Gain photography-related insights from guest speakers at monthly programs.
  • Join members on photography field trips.

For more information, refer to the General Information menu to the right and click on About Our Club.

‘Windows and Doors’ topic of new season’s first salon
A full slate of projected-oriented programs and monthly competitions begin for Crosstown Camera Club on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina.

In addition to the “Windows and Doors” salon competition in September, the first in a series of project-oriented presentations will feature photography of downtown Minneapolis in the 1970s by Michael Evangelist. This and other monthly programs will look at how presenters got specific projects started, and how they developed and continued them.

Crosstown meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public, though membership is required for involvement in salon competitions.

St. Cloud gallery to exhibit images by Crosstown’s Peter Wong
A solo exhibit by Crosstown Camera Club photographer Peter Wong will take place Aug. 22 through Sept. 18 at the Atwood Gallery in the St. Cloud State University Atwood Memorial Center.

The show will feature images Wong has taken in recent years in Malaysia and Vietnam. The reception for the show will take place on Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Crosstown members in Minneapolis Photo Center shows
Crosstown Camera Club members are well-represented in current and upcoming shows at the Minneapolis Photo Center.

Ray Klempka and Bradford Kissell each have images in the current juried show “Meet Me Downtown,” on display through Aug. 26 at the Minneapolis Photo Center. Kissell and John Bain also will be part of the upcoming show “Abstracted,” with the launch party taking place on Friday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The exhibits are free and open to the public.

Congratulations to this year’s winning photographers!
The “best of the best” were recognized during Crosstown’s year-end banquet on June 16 at Elsie’s Bar and Restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis. A complete listing and photographs of top winners and honorable mention awards can be viewed in the Salon Results Archives section.

Crosstown images on display at Edina City Hall
The top 12 year-end award-winning images from 2014 and 2015 by Crosstown members are now being featured through October of next year in the Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St, Edina, MN 55424. The photos are available for viewing in the Community Room during regular business hours (but best over the noon hour when the room is less prone to be in use). Enter city hall, walk up the stairs and head straight back to find the Community Room. Special thanks for Crosstown members Cynthia Fleury, Ray Klempka and John Olson for coordinating the framing and hanging of the exhibit, and to Edina Art Center Director Michael Frey for providing image wall tags.