To promote and pursue the art of photography;
to be a creative outlet for its members;
to set standards and not to conform to them.
The Camera Club of Johannesburg has been in existence since 1935, and celebrated its 80th anniversary during 2015. Over this time the club has built itself a reputation for being “different” in that it encourages photographers to treat photography as an “art form” as opposed to merely taking good pictures. Affectionately known as CCJ, the club is an affiliated member of the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA).
Whether you are a beginner, an advanced photographer, or merely curious, there is a place for you in our club and you are most welcome to attend our meetings. For meeting dates, click on the Programme link. The best images from our recent meetings can be seen in the Image Gallery.
More information about the CCJ is available in the Club Information Brochure on the Club Information page. More details about the history of the CCJ are on the Club History page. The Viewfinder, a newsletter containing interesting articles and information, is circulated to members twice yearly. Currently all in-person meetings have been suspended due to Covid-19 and are now conducted virtually, but they normally take place at 7:30pm in the hall at King Edward VII School in Upper Houghton. For directions to the venue, click on Contact/Find Us.