The Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C), a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of California, was founded in July 1939 with the purpose of developing and promoting cooperative solutions of organization, administration, growth, and support of the photographic art and education at a council level. Believing that photography is one of the more valuable means of communication with others and that photography knows no language barrier, the member clubs of S4C are banded together.
The intent of S4C is to build bridges instead of walls. Ours is a council of camera clubs, which means that without the participation of the club members we would not have a council. It is intended that we participate not only in the competitions, but also in the acceptance of the various job duties that need to be performed. We expect not only to reap all the benefits, but also to help make those benefits possible by doing our part, while obeying the rules of the council in order to promote a smooth-running, well-organized council with good communications.
Throughout the year we sponsor outings, photographic trips, photographic workshops/programs, and competitions. The competitions include; Color (individual and interclub), Nature (open and wildlife), Photo Travel, Photojournalism, and Prints Color (large and small) and Monochrome.