March 2013 Exhibitions

Krappy Kamera® 2013 Winners


It will soon be that time of the year when Soho Photo Gallery is completely dedicated to the art of the “Krappy Kamera” – three separate shows are scheduled for March. This unique and eagerly awaited exhibition, which the Gallery has fondly termed the Krappy Kamera® Show, will feature images that have been produced using equipment from the low end of the technological scale. The concept underlying this show is that in the hands of an artist, any piece of equipment can be used to create engaging photographs. The Krappy camera includes well-known names such as Diana and Holga as well as obscure junk-store finds and homemade pinhole jobs. It now also includes images made with regular cameras fitted with Lensbaby or Holga-style lenses.

With the competition now in its 15th year, 180 photographers from 40 states and 12 foreign countries submitted some 1,200 images for this year’s juror, Christy Karpinsky, the founder-editor of F-Stop Magazine.

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Palm © Chris Cranford

Polymorphic Panoramas

Robert Holmgren


The photographer says, “I use a toy camera to create in-camera multiple exposure images that are made in hope of a cohesive image, while knowing that their complexity makes for unfavorable odds. From the time a thought occurs about where to point the camera to the moment it becomes visible dozens of decisions await verification. A blending of chance and choice made with the intention of being surprised. The gap between expectations and reality, between knowing and not knowing, theplan versus random events is a constant throughout life. At timeslife seems like the fulfillment of a plan, when in reality events shape us in ways we seldom can know in advance.”


Wheel Tree © Robert Holmgren