Founded in 1884, the Camera Club of New York is one of New York’s oldest arts organizations and has provided lens-based artists with both working facilities and platforms for discussions as they develop their practice.
The Camera Club of New York’s complete archives are housed at the New York Public Library. Related collections are housed in the New York Historical Society and George Eastman House Library in Rochester, New York. This detailed record of the organization’s history reveals a dynamic organization with a strong commitment to education and a heritage of showcasing the works of photographers known and respected worldwide. It is the organization’s mission to continue these traditions and maintain the vitality of The Camera Club of New York for those who seek out photography’s expressive artistic potential.
In its current location, The Camera Club of New York is publicly referred to as Baxter St at CCNY. This era of the organization, beginning in 2012, has reinvigorated a new wave of influence and impact through which the organization’s profile aligns with the mission to support, foster, and innovate contemporary dialogues around the medium and practice of photography and other lens-based arts. Baxter St at CCNY continues to provide a workspace for both darkroom and digital lab access, as well as a range of programming from exhibitions to conversations series to a workspace residency program.