Deadline: January 7th, 2019
From their call: Our philosophy at Soho Photo Gallery is that in the hands of any artist great photographs can be made with basic equipment. To explore this talent, we are searching for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can also create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4×5, SRL, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy lens (e.g.pinhole body cap or Holga-type lens).Cell phones, disposables and point and shoot cameras are ineligible. Remember, just because a camera is old and moldy doesn’t make it Krappy.The lens is the determining factor.
Juror: Michelle Bates is this year’s juror. She has photographed and exhibited Holga imagery since 1991. She is the author of Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity, the most comprehensive collection of the history of toy cameras, how-to information and images by 50 photographers. She has given many talks and workshops a at bookstores, photography schools and conferences throughout the U.S. and internationally. Michelle won first prize at Krappy Kamera in 2008. She has juried many exhibitions and is thrilled to be able to see all the entries for the 2019 show.
Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded as well as three honorable mentions. Winners will be listed on the Soho Photo Gallery web site.
Website link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5956
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