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The Sierra Camera Club had its first meeting in April of 1936.  Nineteen people were present.  Dues were established at 25 cents per meeting.  The club has met continuously every since.  Early emphasis was on prints.  Imogen Cunningham was one of the early judges.  Motion pictures were included in 1937 and as slides became more popular they were incorporated as well.  Club meetings included exhibits by members or invited guests, competitions and lectures.  The club held many salons and exhibits in the Sacramento area, including the California State Library and the State Fair, and exchanged exhibits with other clubs in Northern California.  The club began the North American Salon, a yearly international competition in 1940 and continued to offer it until the mid 90’s.  The club has been a member of the Photographic Society of America continuously since 1940.  As time went on Club members’ interests diversified and we had divisions for Color, Nature, Travel, Photojournalism and Contemporary Photography, as well as Prints.  The Club has always emphasized technical proficiency as well as esthetic and artistic values.  We also have many social functions, with coffee time, banquets, field trips, picnics and the like.  With the “digital revolution” of the past several years, we have evolved once more to emphasize digital capture and computer processing.  The heart of the Club has always been in viewing each other’s images and encouraging each other to grow in skills.  The Sierra Camera Club is proud of its history and the quality of its members.

 

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