Grand Rapids Camera Club Hall of Fame 2014
Larry Heydenburg joined the Grand Rapids Camera Club in 1972.As far back as he can remember Larry had an interest in photography. His interest really took off when his sister entered him in a contest and he won a Kodak Brownie Bullet camera.He was given an Argus C-3 when he entered the service and bought his first
Larry joined the Grand Rapids Camera Club (GRCC) when the club was still small, the meetings were held at
It did not take him long to become more involved with the workings of GRCC, he was a competition judge first and served on the board of directors for 13 years.He severed as vice-president of Programs and than club President for 4 years.Turing those years the club updated the constitution and competition standards much of which we still use today.He also started the Photojournalism division.Those were the years of working with Joe Timmer and Evelyn Zeek, who set a high standard for everyone.
Larry has had the satisfying experience of working in many photography organizations through the years, serving as co-chair for the Photographic Society of America (
Oh, and as a sideline to his photography Larry collects antique cameras.