Disembarkation, Skagway, Alaska
Steven Garon has documented his travels through black-and-white photography for 30 years, using a 4-by-5-inch view camera. He says the large-format approach "formalizes and strengthens images." He has a darkroom in Hilo where he prints large silver-gelatin photographs.
Photographers of all skill levels, representing all artistic styles, have been invited to submit work to the "Hawai'i Photo Expo," sponsored by the Hilo Photography Club since 2000.
This year's competition was jurored by Robert Flick, a Southern California artist.
"Predominant is the attention to the character of particular landscape, flora and fauna, as well as the persistent presence of mythic and cultural traditions which continue to be very much alive and honored," Flick wrote of the entries.
Winners will be on display through June 25 at the Wailoa Center Gallery in Hilo. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesday when the gallery opens at noon. Call (808) 933-0416.
Ken Goodrich traces his passion for photography to his work documenting the vanishing culture of the Otomi Indians of Tlacotlapilco, Mexico.
Harley Diven, 15, has been taking pictures since she was 2 years old and would take the camera out of her mother's hands to photograph her stuffed animals and buildings she found attractive.
Caitlin Deranja takes an approach to photography heavily influenced by an interest in graphic design.
Pa'u 'O Waimea
Yvonne Yarber Carter started out at age 8 with a Brownie box camera. "Photography is the constant and a way of life," she says.
Ann Tanimoto is a student at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and a nature enthusiast.