Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, March 27, 2019 – Photos taken by members of the Akron Camera Club are on display in Western Reserve Hospital’s Community Art Showcase located in the hallway near the main lobby.
The Akron Camera Club began in the 1800s when Akron-area photographers met to share photographs, equipment and information. The group went on hiatus with the onset of World War I but reemerged and became incorporated in 1937.
Camera clubs throughout Ohio, including the Akron Camera Club, joined together to defeat Ohio House Bill 85 in 1941, which would have required all photographers who sold or displayed their photos to be licensed.
Current club members gather at the Quirk Cultural Center in Cuyahoga Falls on the first and third Wednesday of each month from September through May, organizing programs with local professional photographers and holding member competitions with local judges.
Community members are encouraged to view the display at 1900 23rd Street in Cuyahoga Falls. To learn more about the Akron Camera Club, visit www.akroncameraclub.net or www.facebook.com/akroncameraclub.