Photo Salon

Maui is a photographer’s paradise, from sunrises at the summit of Haleakala, to sunsets at the soft sand beaches. Whether your niche is landscape, nature, underwater, stars, florals, macro, portraits, or Hawaiian culture, there’s something for everyone.

The Maui Camera Club is a 501(c) non-profit organization, established in 1936, and remains the oldest active camera club west of the Rockies. Besides monthly meetings, classes, and outings, the MCC is the sponsor of the annual Photo Salon at the Maui Fair.

Each year, nearly 200 Maui County shutterbugs enter close to 500 photographs for judging, in three Divisions (Youth, Open, and Expert), and with three Categories in each Division (color, monochrome, and photo art). Competition is challenging, since the quality of the work is always so high. The MCC invites three, highly-respected professional photographers on the island to judge the entries, resulting in First, Second, and Third Place images (plus three Honorable Mentions) in each of the nine Division/Categories.

Following judging, every entry gets ‘hung’ on the Photo Salon wall of the War Memorial Gym for the duration of the Fair. It’s a lot of work for the volunteers who help the Camera Club with everything from registration to pickup to hanging and takedown, but beautiful display makes it worthwhile.

Join us again at the Fair this year to see the beautiful work of Maui’s camera artists. It’s one exhibit you won’t want to miss!

Photographers: enter online, at, between September 18-28, 2017.

Mahalo to Camera Club members on our Fair committee: Randy Sherman, Charlene Yoshizu, Michael Mack, Lynne Decosmo, and Jeanna Thacker. Thanks also to Picture It Framed for supporting our work.

For information, please visit the MCC website: For questions, please email: