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What are the Photofair Stores?

It's a cooperative buying group - our Members pool their purchasing power to negotiate special deals with suppliers - but that's only part of the story.

It's an educational organization. At our monthly dinner meetings, a wide variety of informative programs are presented. The best education, however, has always been Member-to-Member.

It's a social organization. With whom does a photo specialty retailer have more in common than another photo specialty retailer? We've shared the same successes and the same sort of problems over the years, we've been meeting each other over the years, so it's not surprising that most of us count the other Photofair Members among our closest friends.

In addition to our monthly meetings and our annual trade show, we have many purely social events. There's an annual dinner dance, a picnic (with a softball grudge match that's been going on for decades), and even the occasional white-water rafting trip.

Now with even more store locations, we've been helping photographers for 50 years.

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The Founders of Photofair banded together right after the second World War to pool their buying power. At that time most were small, "Mom and Pop" stores who might not need three Kodak Retina cameras, but wanted the lower pricing that came with a 3-piece order.

They also found it was advantageous to be friendly with their competitors, so they could exchange merchandise as needed - maybe pick up that needed Kalart Focuspot from the dealer in the next town over.

Over time they found even greater value in the exchange of ideas, as opposed to products. Industry trends were, and are, a topic of discussion at our monthly dinner meetings.

Your local Photofair Store is bright and clean and staffed with people who really know what they're talking about! Throughout Northern New Jersey, you'll find a locally-owned and operated Photofair Store.

We're a far cry from those giant, faceless chains. Our staff members eat, drink and sleep photography - and we sometimes even work at it!

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How can I join Photofair Stores?

Current Members in good standing may propose an active photo-imaging specialty retailer for Membership. Our Membership Committee will undertake a preliminary review before the suggested new applicant is asked to fill out a Membership application.

Who do we want?

Active, knowledgeable retailers, who will bring fresh ideas to our meetings. We assume and require that our Members will attend our monthly meetings and be active participants.

Photo-Imaging Specialists, who concentrate on this particular industry.

Reputable Store Owners, who believe that fair dealing is the only way of life. To be considered for Membership, a man or woman must be well-regarded in the industry.

We're located in Northern New Jersey. Since participation is important to us, it doesn't make sense for people in other areas to join. If you can't attend most of our meetings, if you can't add to our strength, you shouldn't be a Member - but we'd certainly like you as a friend!

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The Photofair Stores

Boonton Photo
615 Main Street
Boonton NJ 07005
Telephone: 973 334-9292
owned/operated by Tom Timbrook

Caldwell Photo
339 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell NJ 07006
Telephone: 973 226-5585
owned/operated by Dave Brusco & Ahn Lent

Camera Craft & Hobby &1-Hour
599 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove NJ 07009
Telephone: 973 857-1585
owned/operated by Dean Cieszynski

The Camera Haven & Studio
Rt 515, Vernon Valley Plaza
Vernon NJ 07462
Telephone: 973 764-4848
owned/operated by Ron Ceder

Camera One
1 Highland Place
Maplewood NJ 07040
Telephone: 973 763-5522
owned/operated by Pat Briand

Camera One
8 Park Place
Morristown NJ 07960
Telephone: 267-1980
owned/operated by Pat Briand

Chatham Camera
240 Main Street
Chatham NJ 07928
Telephone: 973 635-0066
owned/operated by David Guida & Carl Mink

Chester Camera
147 Route 206
South Chester NJ 07930
Telephone: 908 879-7100
owned/operated by Robert Lyons

Chris' Camera Center, Inc
215 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes NJ 07442
Telephone: 973 835-2213
owned/operated by Cindy Reiser and Jim Curran

Chris' Camera Center South
106 Laurens Street, SW
Aiken, SC 29801
803 641-0501
owned/operated by Chris Lydle

Dan's Camera, Inc.
913 Elizabeth Street
Elizabeth NJ 07201
Telephone: 908 354-7814
owned/operated by Daniel Goldfarb

Eagle Camera & Photo Service
100 Rt 46 West
Elmwood Park NJ 07407
Telephone: 201 475-1441
owned/operated by Christina Su-Lee

East Orange Camera Shop
610-612 Central Avenue
East Orange NJ 07018
Telephone: 973 673-7867
owned/operated by Michael Sesera

Foto Fever
641 Shunpike Road 
Chatham NJ 07801
Telephone: 973 822-5001
owned/operated by Sharyn Seifert

Gene Hacker, Incorporated
530 River Street
Hackensack NJ 07601
Telephone: 201 343-3043
owned/operated by Jeff Ashton

Hathaway Camera & Video
181 Market Street
Paterson NJ 07505
Telephone: 973 742-7713
owned/operated by Gurpreet Singh

Herbert's Camera House
9 E. Palisade Avenue
Englewood NJ 07631
Telephone: 201 568-2828
owned/operated by Ed Baczewski

Hudson Camera Corporation
130 Newark Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07302
Telephone: 201 332-7834
owned/operated by Peter Klapper

Livingston Camera Mart
37 South Livingston Ave.
Livingston NJ 07039
Telephone: 973 992-0383
owned/operated by David Guida

Madison Photo Plus
40 Main Street
Madison NJ 07940
Telephone: 973 966-2900
owned/operated by Jerry Harmen

Mendham Camera
Village Center Rt 24
Mendham NJ 07945
Telephone: 973 543-1160
owned/operated by Bill Smith

Millburn Camera
345 Millburn Avenue
Millburn NJ 07041
Telephone: 973 379-1313
owned/operated by Carl Mink

National Camera Sales
1020 Rt. 18 Shopping Ctr
East Brunswick NJ 08816
Telephone: 732 238-3993
owned/operated by Joseph Fritsch

Peters Camera Shop
38 So. Washington Avenue
Bergenfield NJ 07621
Telephone: 201 384-1749
owned/operated by Bill Tompkins

Photo Cullen
551 Valley Road
Upper Montclair NJ 07042
Telephone: 973 746-1234
owned/operated by Kent Hallander

Photo Stop
885 Belmont Avenue
North Haledon NJ 07508
Telephone: 973 427-4757
owned/operated by John Klepacki

Photo Stop
61 Washington Avenue
Westwood NJ 07675
Telephone: 201 664-4707
owned/operated by John Klepacki

Photo Summit
383 Springfield Avenue
Summit NJ 07901
Telephone: 908 273-7427
owned/operated by Jerry Harmen

Photographs, Cameras and Video
216 Spring Street
Newton NJ 07860
Telephone: 973 579-5545
owned/operated by Garrett LaFranco

Sandrian Camera Shop
21 Old Highway 22
Clinton NJ 08809
Telephone: 908 735-4240
owned/operated by Peter Sandrian

Sandrian Camera Shop
72 South Street
Morristown NJ 07960
Telephone: 973 539-2112
owned/operated by Peter Sandrian

Sandrian Photo
Bishops Plaza, 53 Rt 22 E
Whitehouse Station NJ 08889
Telephone: 908 534-5335
owned/operated by Peter Sandrian

Shutterbug Ed's
128 Main Street
Hackettstown NJ 07840
Telephone: 908 852-5115
owned/operated by Leonard Brown

Village Camera
77 South Orange Avenue
South Orange NJ 07079
Telephone: 973 763-6450
owned/operated by Karl Kantrowitz

Washington's Camera Headquarters
2 E. Washington Ave
Washington NJ 07882
Telephone: 908 689-3330
owned/operated by Jim Sheldon

Wayne Camera Center
23 Preakness Shopping Ctr
Wayne NJ 07470
Telephone: 973 694-6353
owned/operated by Joel Lebowitz

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