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Camera Club, The

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The Camera Club is one of the longest running photographic societies in the world and was established in 1885.

The mission of the Club is:

- To foster the art of photography, in all of its forms and genres

- To provide excellent value services, events and photographic facilities

- To create a sense of community for our members of all levels, ages, races and genders.

The Camera Club is a membership organisation run entirely by volunteers. The core operation and management of the Club is carried out by a combination of Committee Members and Club Stewards.


The Camera Club welcomes all those with a keen personal interest in photography, amateur or professional, acknowledged artist or enthusiastic novice.

We are proud to say that our membership covers many nationalities, ages from 18 to 80+, male and female, professional and beginner photographers.

Membership costs just £120 per year, with a reduced rate of £75 for the over-65’s / students.

Family membership is also available for £60 for married/civil partners of existing regular members.

If you are ready to sign up, you can become a member any of the following ways:

- Fill in our online Membership Application Form here

- Visit the Club to take a tour (if the facilities are free) and sign up in person

- Phone or write to the Club requesting a Membership Application Form.

You can pay your membership fees by cash, card or cheque. If paying by cash or card, please come to the Club in person.

Thinking of joining, but not sure yet?

You may be able to come to an event through Day Membership. Day Membership costs £10, and this fee is deducted from the cost of Membership if you join. Click here to read more about Day Membership.


Once you join the Club, you will be required to complete an Accreditation session before you can use the facilities. Please see our Accreditation page here for details about Accreditation and how to book.


The Camera Club offers a range of events and workshops to members, from practical photography workshops, to talks given by exhibiting photographers, to portfolio evenings and social events.

Club Calendar

All of the events run by the Club appear in the Club Calendar here, so be sure to check the calendar regularly for details of upcoming events.

For further information, please visit the website here or contact The Camera Club by phone, post or e-mail. A list of e-mails is available here.

The Camera Club, 16 Bowden Street, London, SE11 4DS
020 7587 1809
Opening times:
Mon – Fri 11:00am - 10:00pm ; Sat – Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm. If you are visiting or booking near a Bank Holiday, check for opening times.
Membership costs £120 per year, with a reduced rate of £75 for the over-65’s / students. Day Membership is £10. Family membership is also available for £60 for married/civil partners of existing regular members.
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Free car parking is available outside the club, all day at weekends and after 6.30pm on weekdays. At other times pay and display parking is available in nearby Cleaver Square, or opposite the large pub on the junction of Kennington Road/Kennington Lane.