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.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, September through May (with the exception of December when we have our annual holiday party). They include digital and print salon competitions and photographic presentations. Guests are welcome but must be paid members to compete in the monthly salons.
Shelly Mosman, an American portrait photographer is scheduled for our April program
A quote from Camille LeFevre, Best of City Pages, Dec 2014:
“Shelly Mosman’s photography thrillingly disrupts our supposed equilibrium. Her portraits deliver the depth and mystery associated with the Old World Masters’ coloration and gravity, while accentuating the flaws we struggle so valiantly to hide, al Diane Arbus. In her work, the man on the street, your next-door neighbor, and ordinary children with their pets become characters from a William Faulkner, Dorothy Allison, or Cormac McCarthy novel through the brooding narratives Mosman excavates from her subjects.”
Shelly’s work has been included in publications in the US and from around the world – France, Germany, Australia, Germany, and Brazil to name a few.
April will be a digital salon and the topic is – Dance
Entries must be in by April 11 (via email)
Our March 16 meeting featured Keith Taylor
Keith is a British born photographer and printmaker whose photographs have been exhibited across the US and the UK. He spoke about alternative photographic processes such as platinum-palladium, gelatin silver prints, polymer-photogravure, and contemporary techniques to simplify these processes.
Keith now lives in Minneapolis and was awarded a Minnesota Center for Book Arts/Jerome Foundation mentorship in 2011. He writes for photographic publications, lectures, and teaches.
You can see some of his work at the Verve Gallery of Contemporary Photography.
Our January meeting Speaker was Michael Crouser
Michael talked about “Los Toros”, an exploration of the bullfighting world, a project he has worked on for fifteen years.
Also Michael just finished a book “Mountain Ranch”, a project that was ten years in the making. This book is a photo essay that records the last vestiges of a tradition that exerts a universal fascination and mystique – Cowboy Life in the American West.
Michael’s book “Mountain Ranch” will be coming out in June…see the links below:
Crosstown images on display at Edina City Hall
The top 12 year-end award-winning images from Crosstown’s 2015—16 season are now being featured through September 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 Peter Rose for coordinating the framing and hanging of the exhibit, and to Edina Art Center Director Michael Frey for providing image wall tags.