Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 20th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition. Located in lower Manhattan, Soho Photo is New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited at the gallery from March 7 – 24, 2018.
What is Krappy Kamera
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. 4x5, SLR, 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.
Sandra Carrion is this year’s juror. She created the Annual International Krappy Kamera competition 20 years ago at Soho Photo Gallery. She is a former president of the galley and a founding member of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, Long Island. Carrion is also the co-founder of Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops and teaches digital and experimental photography at Nassau Community College. Carrion’s photography has been recognized for its innovation and artistry throughout her career. Using traditional and contemporary techniques, she meticulously strives to reinvent her approach, discovering underlying worlds hidden in things that we walk past every day. She is a photographer untethered, allowing her eye to dictate what tumbles through her lens.
Digital entries must be uploaded at callforentry.org where you will find instructions for submissions. The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
US$45.00 – Up to 5 images
US$5.00 – Each additional image, up to 15 images
In honor of the 20th Anniversary, the 1st place award will be $500. The awards for 2nd and 3rd place and three Honorable Mentions are provided by the sponsors: Fuji Film, Lomography, Lensbaby and Freestyle Photographic Supplies. In addition, a People’s Choice award will be provided by Soho Photo Gallery at the opening reception.
Winning photographs must be framed and wired for hanging. Maximum height or width (including frame) for exhibited work cannot exceed 48 inches. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to winners. Photographs not suitably prepared will be excluded.
Soho Photo Gallery shall receive a 30% commission for any sales. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect your work while it is in our possession, but you may want to provide your own insurance.
Deadline For Submission: January 13, 2018
Notification: Jan 25, 2018
Accepted Work Due At The Gallery: February 17, 2018
Exhibition: March 7 – March 24, 2018
Opening Reception: March 6, 2018
If you have any questions regarding camera eligibility or submissions requirements, please contact Myra Hafetz using the form below.
Koordinator of Krap
Paula Kelly - Noodle Ladies, Holga
Daisha Cassel - Iron Butterfly, Holga
Ed Shrider - Appalachia Dream, Shawnee Leaning Building, 1970s Diana
John Armstrong (Honorable Mention) - Expedition Box Amazon River, Holga
Betty Press - Carnival Ride Pontotoc, Mississippi, Holga 120N
Kate Oiseau - One World Trade, Holga 120N
Gregory Russo - Polka Dot Lady, Holga
Rachel Liu - Trespassed, Holga
Diane Fenster - Andromeda's Boyfriend, Lumix GH2 & Holga lens
Luke Seward - Meet, Holga
Jacqueline Walters - Here and Elsewhere, Holga
Eddie Wexler - Lubljana, Solvenia, Diana
M. Apparition - Hush, Holga
Ian MacLellan (Honorable Mention) - Tom Nevers. Nantucket Island, Medium Format Pinhole
Jennifer Rinchey - Maned Wolf, Holga 120N
Ian Browne - Inland Empire, Brownie 1930
Julie Mihaly - Mom with Kids, Monterey, CA, Diana
Arie Knoops - Walkabout II, Holga 120
Eddie Wexler (Second Place) - NewYork, New York, Diana
James Rohan - Albuquerque #2, Holga
Louise Russell - Foundation Remains, Leonardo Pinhole
Lilyan Aloma - It's Enough, Holga
Kahn-Hoffman - Hope As In A Dream, Handmade Pinhole
Ben Livne Weitzman (Honorable Mention) - Untitled 1 (Zweibahnsreaße), NikonD,Pinhole lens
DeAnna Foran (Third Place) - Versailles Plant Support, Vintage Diana
DeAnna Foran - Jardin des Plantes, Vintage Diana
Darlene DeVita (Honorable Mention) - Arrow, Lensbaby on Cannon
Kim Shaw - Cromarty, Holga
Eddie Wexler - Yi'an China, Diana
Daniel Grant - Orchard Flare, Vintage Diana
Chae Kiln - China Town New York City, Holga NY Ny
Michael Weitzman - Giddy-Up, Modified Holga
Ryan Synovec - Mijo in Mijo's Head, Holga 120N
Kim Shaw (First Prize) - Kew Green, Holga
Beth Kientzie - Three Guards, Diana
Daniel Grant - Ascend, Vintage Diana
Anna Soper - Teasels at Mile End, London, Holga 120N
Chuck Baker - It Is Coming, Holga
David Cory - Industrial Revolution #4, Holga 120N, plastic lens
J.M. Golding - Evidence of Another World, Holga 120N
Andras Ladai - Timeless motion VII, Flipped Lens, Brownie Hawkeye
Bill Moy - Camera Obscura, Ubeda, Spain, 6x6 Pinhole
Erin Malone - Foggy Woods, Pinhole
Jonas Yip - Ascent, Digital Body & Holga lens