March 2011 Exhibitions

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Krappy Kamera® 2011 Winners


First Prize
T.R. Smith

The International Juried Krappy Kamera Competition started in response to the tremendous number of photographers who were interested in the Gallery’s Annual Krappy Kamera Show for its own members. With the competition now in its 13th year, 235 photographers from 36 states and 12 foreign countries submitted some 1,500 images, which they were able to do online for the first time. This allowed our jurors, who were Phillip S. Block and Steve Rooney of the International Center of Photography in New York City, to rate and judge the entries while sitting at their computers.

The winners were:
First Place: T.R. Smith, Brooklyn, NY
Second Place: Christopher W. Luhar-Trice, Jacksonville, FL
Third Place: Andrea Millette, Cincinnati, OH


WTF-OMG © T.R. Smith

20 Years of Toying with Creativity

Michelle Bates


Michelle Bates first discovered the Holga in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Since then, Michelle has shown work in solo exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles and Israel, and in group shows around the US, Italy, Germany & Thailand. She has photographed for weekly newspapers, album covers, performers, artists, and many others. Michelle has lectured on plastic and toy cameras to groups all over the US. Her book, Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity, was published in late 2006 by Focal Press and the second edition in October 2010.


Yard Croc © Michelle Bates