Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 21st Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition. SPG is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited March 6 – 30, 2019.
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.
Michelle Bates is this year’s juror. She has photographed and exhibited Holga imagery since 1991 and 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 at photography schools, conferences and bookstores 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.
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 (1-5 images)
US$5.00 for each additional image (up to15 images)
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.
Photographs must be suitably prepared for gallery presentation or will not be accepted. Maximum height or width (including frame) of exhibited work cannot exceed 48 inches. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to participants. Work must be wired for hanging.
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 we are not legally responsible for it. Consider insuring your work for the time it is in the gallery. Work remaining in the gallery beyond 30 days after the closing of the show shall become the property of the gallery.
If you have any questions regarding camera eligibility or submissions requirements. Please contact Myra Hafetz using the form below.
Deadline for Submission: January 7, 2019
Notification: January 28, 2019
Accepted Work Due at the Gallery: February 20, 2019
Exhibition: March 6 – 30, 2019
Opening Reception: March 5, 201
If you have any questions regarding camera eligibility or submissions requirements, please contact Myra Hafetz using the form below.
Koordinator of Krap