International Krappy Kamera® Competition
SohoPhotoGallery is pleased to announce the 20th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition. Located in lower Manhattan, SPG is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited at the gallery from March 7 to March 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.
$45 FOR UP TO 5 IMAGES
$5 EACH ADDITIONAL IMAGE UP TO 15
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 lm, 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.
COMMISSION AND INSURANCE
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 JAN 13, 2018
NOTIFICATION JAN 25, 2018
ACCEPTED WORK DUE AT THE GALLERY FEB 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