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.


Annual year-end banquet set for June 16
Mark your calendars for the annual Crosstown Camera Club Year-end Banquet and Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Elsie’s Restaurant, Bar and Bowling Center, 729 Marshall St. N.E., Minneapolis.

Please RSVP Erica Zierdt by MAY 31 at the latest via email at <erica.zierdt@gmail.com>. The cost will be $20 per person to cover expenses for room rental, food and drinks. More details will be provided soon.

Crosstown members featured in upcoming Minneapolis Photo Center show
Crosstown Camera Club members Ray Klempka and Bradford Kissell will each have images in the upcoming juried show “Meet Me Downtown” from June 10 through Aug. 26 at the Minneapolis Photo Center.

The winning images, selected by Minnesota-based photographer Valerie Jardin from among 700 entries, will include:

  • “Old Friends” by Ray Klempka.
  • “Confrontation,” “Rainy Day Commute” and “Walking Through a Windshield” by Bradford Kissell.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Note too that a current exhibit through May 27 called “Ties That Bind” features another Crosstown member’s image: “Endearment” by Kim Pogue. Congrats to all!

Crosstown images on display at Edina City Hall
Twelve 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.